At our Community Allotment, Wellingborough Eco Group have made a plot for the community to give people the chance to share skills and to grow plants. Together, we grow plants, fruit and veg on it for local community organisations.
Anyone can volunteer at the Community Allotment, you don’t have to know anything about gardening and tools will be provided. We will have working parties at the allotment, socially distancing of course! These will be set up as events on our dedicated Facebook group at facebook.com/groups/communityallotment, and put on the Eco Group’s blog, please let us know if you are coming so that we can meet you at the gates to the allotment.
In addition to giving people the opportunity to try allotment gardening, we will have learning opportunities with lots of demonstrations on all aspects of growing produce. We plan to share plants and produce with each other and with other community organisations. We will also have a seed bank, to share with other allotment holders and for individuals to plant in their gardens.
The project is as much about community as it is allotment, so just join in, make new friends and be part of something that will benefit the town and all of us! There’s lots growing on our Community Allotment, our produce will be available at our working parties or at our Swap Shops, any excess will be given to local food banks or Animals in Need. Thank you to everyone that has helped transform the worst plot at Ladywell Allotments into our Community Allotment!