The community allotment comprises 1,000sqm of total space. There are greenhouses, a large polytunnel, a classroom/summer house, raised beds including a disabled-access bed, a small pond, an architectural willow sculpture pergola, 3 composting bays, a “humanure” composting toilet with hand washing facilities and on-site car parking.
All the fruit and veg that we grow is donated, free-of-charge, to people in the local community who are experiencing food crisis – a sort of fresh-food bank, if you will.
Throughout the growing season we hold gardening clubs and activities, which take place at weekends and during the school holidays, where all are welcome to come and take part in range of different activities. In term time, during the warmer months, a local playgroup is held at Root ’n’ Fruit community allotment. Details of all sessions and events will be posted on or Facebook page.
We run a school gardening program, either as a series of sessions or as standalone sessions, which can be tailored to individual school/class needs. If you think your school could benefit then please get in touch.
We’d love to hear from you!