Cook or Compost? Join the Pumpkin Rescue!

Leeds Rotters and Feed Leeds are hosting two post-Halloween workshops about climate change, food waste and composting as part of the UK-wide Pumpkin Rescue campaign.

What's scarier than witches, goblins and ghouls at Halloween? 
How about the 18,000 tonnes of edible pumpkins that ends up in landfill each year? That's the same as 1,500 double-decker buses!

Through the medium of pumpkins, Leeds Rotters and Feed Leeds are running two workshops to raise awareness about food waste and its impact on climate change. They will be demonstrating how to turn old wheelie bins into compost bins, which are ideal for community composting projects. They will also provide instructions on how to do this along with some tasty recipes so you can create a tasty cake, pie, curry or soup rather than binning our Halloween pumpkin. We call can we be FoodWise.

Book on to these free workshops - space are limited.

Friday 1 November at Meanwood Valley Urban Farm, 10am-1pm

  • talk about the connection between food waste and climate change
  • demonstrate how to make a compost bin out of an old wheelie bin
  • tour and talks of the farm's composting bins
  • free instructions & recipes to take away
Sign up here - spaces are limited
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pumpkin-wheelie-workshop-1-meanwood-urban-farm-tickets-75859918057

Saturday 2nd Nov at All Hallow's Church 10am-1pm
  • talk about the connection between food waste and climate change
  • demonstrate how to make a compost bin out of an old wheelie bin
  • cooking with pumpkins - ideas to avoid food waste
  • free instructions & recipes to take away
  • food to share, with surplus to the PAYF cafe