gardeners are being urged to muck in and help to feed Leeds.
Flower beds in the city’s parks are set to produce ornamental edible produce to show gardeners how they can help to grow food.
The news comes following the establishment of Feeds Leeds.
The scheme involves a network of individuals and organisations working to support and promote local food produce.
A report to the council’s Executive Board reveals that demand for allotments has increased and around 1,500 are on a waiting list to own an allotment.
It claims that hundreds of plots have been brought back into use since 2007 and a further 22 plots are set to be brought back into use.
Around 140 plots at five new sites have been prepared and offered for rental in Rodley, Kirkstall, Cookridge, Rothwell and Bramley.
A report to Leeds City Council’s executive board said: “There is no capital funding currently allocated to provide additional allotment space.
“However, the council is keen to support opportunities to bring more allotment plots into use, and indeed to bring whole sites into use where this can be accommodated.”
It added: “Community food growing will also be considered in local parks where this is appropriate and where a suitable community group wishes to undertake such a project.”
The work will be carried out under the supervision of Parks and Countrysides officers.