Growing Zone

Our Growing Zone is a plot of land on our site which has been developed by our young volunteers to grow fresh fruit and vegetables for our community café and for their own purposes. In 2021, we began digging, building raised beds and constructing poly tunnels. During 2022 we created a bee apiary, home to our honey bees. Our young volunteers have been working with experienced bee keepers to look after the welfare of the bees, learn all about them and harvest the honey.

Our aim is to provide young people with the skills to make positive environmental changes in their lives. Growing locally means we can tackle some of the pressing challenges of climate change and urban deprivation. We also offer some of our raised beds to local schools and community groups.
We are in process of building a state-of-the-art urban farm for food growing, a wildlife area, and a wellbeing space for improving young people’s mental health. By empowering young people with lifelong learning and leadership skills, the farm will provide opportunities for generations to come in Leeds.

We are grateful for all the support we have received - particularly from the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Green Social Prescribing Grant Fund and Morley Glass for their initial support to get the project started.

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CATCH relies on your generous donations to keep the lights on! Our community space provides a much needed hub for the community in particular for vulnerable young people, so they have somewhere safe to go, something to do and someone to talk to 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year.