Back to Front is a project that supports growing food in front gardens. This can be from pots outside all the way to little food havens a step away from the kitchen.
Some communities in Leeds already use their Front Gardens in this way and they provided the initial inspiration to the project. Over the last couple of years, the project has signed up over 300 participants to grow food Back to Front in parts of Leeds. The City has a large proportion of back-to-back houses with only Front Gardens to grow food, so it makes perfect sense.
Participants have created wonderful Back to Front gardens full of fruits, vegetables and ideas for making the most of small spaces. So why not join in and spread the word? You too can have a beautiful and tasty front garden!
New projects starting in Seacroft, Richmond Hill and Harehills. Check our events calendar to see when workshops are coming to a community venue near you.
This year we’re also working in partnership with local housing association – West North West Homes, Aire Valley Homes and Unity Housing. A number of workshops and events are being held with tenants in the areas of Cottingley, Chapeltown and Harehills.
To help get you started you can download our Back to Front manual.