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Allotments Regeneration Initiative aims to support and develop allotments regeneration and the creation of brand new allotment sites in the UK.
Community Land Advisory Service (CLAS) aims to combat the lack of available land for community gardening and green space activities, with guidance on technical lease agreements and related issues.
Federation of City Farms & Community Gardens supports community-managed farms and gardens across the UK.
Feed Leeds is a network working to promote food growing in Leeds.
Garden Organic Formerly the Henry Doubleday Research Association, Garden Organic is the UK’s main charity for organic growing.
Headingley Community Orchard The
Headingley website is a forum for the Headingley community, run by and for Headingley residents. There is a useful list of nearby allotment sites and contact details there.
Leeds Allotments Federation. LAF (formerly LDAGF) is a voice for allotment gardeners in Leeds. Everyone at Hollin Lane is a member of LAF, and your membership card gets you discounts at some garden centres.
Leeds City Council Parks and Countryside department has information about Council run allotment sites.
The National Allotment Society (formerly NSALG) We are all members through L&DGF. The NAS member’s area has lots of useful information and bargains from a range of suppliers. Ask a Committee member for our ID and password.
NAS Yorkshire, formerly ‘Yorkshire Allotment Gardeners Federation’, protects, promotes and preserves allotments in Yorkshire and Humberside.
The National Vegetable Society is a UK charity dedicated to growing, study and improvement of vegetables.
The Northern Fruit Group. Promoting fruit growing in the North of England.
Office International du Coin de Terre et des Jardins Familiaux is a union of European national allotment and leisure garden federations. In English, too.
The Permaculture Association (UK)
Leeds Permaculture Network
The Royal Horticultural Society is a UK charity dedicated to advancing horticulture and promoting good gardening.
The Conservation Volunteers – The community volunteering charity.
TRANS-Disciplinary Research: Urbal Group (TRUG), Leeds-based Holistic Sustainability Think Tank.
West Yorkshire Organic Group is a local group allied to Garden Organic.
All About Allotments covers just about everything to do with allotments. It is run by volunteer allotment holders in Kent.
Allotmentresources.org is dedicated to preserving the history, culture, skills and knowledge of allotment gardening.
Home Composting. Garden Organic’s pages on promoting composting in the community.
Horticultural Myths Scientific myth-busting by Linda Chalker-Scott of Washington State University, USA.
Leeds Rotters is a group encouraging composting in Leeds.
Measure Your Harvest is a citizen science project, based at the University of Sheffield, on allotments and urban food growing.
Organic Eprints is an international open access archive for papers related to research in organic agriculture.
Pesticide Action Network UK Science based information on pesticides, including disposal, and a useful guide to gardening without pesticides. The
Potato Council provides vital information for UK potato growers. Full
Potato Varieties Database from the UK Potato Council. Information on hundreds of potato varieties, including details of disease resistance.
Rothamsted agricultural research centre.
Sustainable Food UK based information on sustainable food, environment, pesticides, etc.
Hollin Lane Allotments hut sales
Agroforestry Research Trust for fruit and nut trees, and information on agroforestry.
Ann Miller’s Specialty Mushrooms for growing a range of mushrooms.
The Arium is the Leeds Council Parks & Countryside nursery and shop.
Atkinsons Fencing for sheds manufactured in Leeds.
D T Brown Seeds
Chillington Tools Traditional garden tools including heavy duty hoes.
Compost Direct Garden compost delivered in bags.
Drums and Containers for water butts, etc in Leeds
Mr. Fothergills (Seeds)
Frank P Matthews Ltd Trees for Life. Lots of information about trees.
Fruitworks. Fruit trees and bushes. Leeds social enterprise for fruit growing. The Isle of Wight
Garlic Farm has seed garlic and advice about growing.
Garden-Naturally has useful equipment, including ultra-fine mesh against allium leaf miner fly.
Get Composting Leeds City Council offers composters and water butts at good prices.
gro-well direct Codnor Horticultural (Wholesale) Ltd. Big discounts for allotment associations.
Harrod Horticultural Garden equipment. The
Jam Jar Shop Jam jars and preserving jars of all sizes and shapes, lids, labels, etc.
Kings Seeds We put in a bulk order with Kings every autumn.
Ladybird Plant Care sells biological pest controls.
LBS Garden Warehouse Netting, weed suppressing fabrics and lots more.
Leeds Coppice Workers Forest products: bean poles, firewood, biochar, etc. Locally grown.
LS6 Library of Things in Headingley lends tools and useful stuff instead of books. They are also on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Mantis Tillers and power garden tools.
The Organic Gardening Catalogue
Plate 2 Plate Compost collects food waste and produces high quality compost
The Real Seed Catalogue non-hybird seeds you can save yourself, and information on how to do it.
R V Roger Ltd Fruit trees from North Yorkshire.
The Scythe Shop Everything to do with scythes
Thompson & Morgan Seeds
Walton Garden sheds and greenhouses.
WhatShed? A big collection of reviews of garden buildings and structures.
Pests and Diseases
Alliums: onions, leeks, garlic, shallots, etc.
Brassicas: cabbage, cauli, kale, broccoli, etc.
Potatoes and Tomatoes: