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Farm Hack 2020

6th - 8th March

Farm Hack 2020
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Join us for a weekend (6th – 8th March 2020) exploring and developing technologies and tools for progressive farming and forestry. We are coming together to form community over the weekend and rely on contributions from participants. If you have a project that you would like to work on, skill share you can bring or produce / products to contribute / sell please get in touch

About the farm hack community worldwide:

The program for the weekend is coming together nicely, with the weekend set to include a number of ‘live’ build projects, skills shares, tool and woodworking demonstrations, and there will be open space for problem discussion & planning for future hacks. Think wheelbarrow flame weeder, solar kiln and seedbed roler. There will be plenty of space to discuss and develop ideas for future hacks.

Proposed skill share / workshops
Edge tool sharpening and maintenance. Leeds Coppice Workers
Making Ash handles for tools. Leeds Coppice Workers
Scything grass and honing/peening blades. Luke Justice (MVUF)
Building and running a Biochar stove for a market garden and household. Ed Revil
Open Source mapping on the computer.

Proposed live design projects
Flame weeder (continued from previous farm hack)
Seedbed Roller – Bike wheel version of Jony’s Selected Seeds
Repairing and super insulating a produce fridge
Solar Kiln for drying fire wood.
Ram pump build

If you have a design project idea please email

You can input into the process, or keep track of the latest here

Ticket Prices
Tickets are available to buy on the LWA shop page. All tickets include a hot lunch and Saturday night entertainment. There is a dinner for Friday and Saturday tickets. The cafe on the farm will be catering vegan and meat options please fill in your dietary requirements HERE

Sleeping and Access.
There are communal sleeping spaces in heated rooms of the farm. If this is not accessible for you then we can host a small number in houses of organizers or local housing co-ops. There is no shower facility on the farm if this is an important access requirement for attending we can ask a household to host you. There are disabled toilets and a lot of the site is wheel chair accessible.

£55 Friday – Sunday (Sleeping space and breakfast included)
£50 Friday – Sunday (No sleeping / breakfast)
£45 Saturday – Sunday (Sleeping space and breakfast included)
£40 Saturday and Sunday (No sleeping and breakfast)
£35 Saturday only
£20 Sunday Only

If you can’t afford a ticket, but would like to join us for the weekend, please contact us at to enquire about subsidised places.

Getting to Meanwood Valley Urban Farm.
The address of the farm is
Meanwood Valley Farm Sugar Well Rd, Leeds LS7 2QG

Leeds train / coach station
Bus 51 or 52 from New Market Street (stop V1)
Getting off at: Meanwood Rd Buslingthorpe Lane. (13min)

Cross the road using the traffic lights. Walk away from meanwood road over a small water way and turn left Walk for 13min along footpath along the valley bottom and you will arrive at the farm.

View directions from Leeds station here

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