Rooted is Leeds University Union's community food growing project. Our volunteer sessions and events are open to anyone; students, staff and members of the wider community.

There are so many reasons to grow your own food; it's a great way to get outdoors, healthy, cheap, and good for the planet in so many ways. Our weekly volunteer sessions are a chance to learn how to grow organic food, meet new people, get active outdoors, and eat delicious food.

We wouldn't be here without our wonderful volunteers, so come and get stuck in.

About Us

As well as two drop-in volunteer sessions a week, we also have a salad growing enterprise which supplies the Union and local caterers with tasty local food, as well as running workshops, courses and events to do with sustainable living. In promoting local food and urban agriculture, Rooted also supports local biodiversity, improves employability skills for students, and creates strong links between students, the university and the wider community.

Weekly Sessions

Each week we will have a variety of seasonal jobs to get on with to maintain our gardens. Feel free to come along, try things you haven't tried before and take some of our produce home with you. 



Midday - 2pm [March till October only]

Roof Garden, Level 2, Leeds University Union



2pm - 6pm [until 4pm from November until March]

Sustainable Garden, Roger Stevens Building

Find us

Our Sustainable Garden is at the heart of campus, next to the Roger Stevens Building.

The Roof Garden can be found next to the Community office on Level 2 of the Union building. 

Get in touch

Anyone is welcome to join any of our events - students, staff and members of the wider community including children accompanied by an adult. Whether you're an experienced grower or have never touched a trowel before, we'll share skills and learn from each other.

The best way to get involved in our events and workshops is to join our mailing list.