Updated: May 6
Many people have looked to nature during our times in lockdown for growing produce and flowers, as it's a great way to de-stress and make new friends. Looking after a whole allotment can be a serious commitment, which is why the Parish Council has taken on the lease of a whole plot with the view of allocating out sub-plots that can be used for a year at a time by villagers.
Each plot will consist of a prepped raised bed which you can use to grow what you like. Don't worry if you're struggling to think of what you could grow; there are plenty of other allotment leaseholders who would be more than happy to give you some ideas or 'tips of the trade'.
Use of the community allotment is free, with a £10 refundable deposit taken at time of allocation. You will be granted the use of a plot for one year which can be renewed annually. Conditions apply.
If you are looking to take advantage of one of the plots to grow your own produce or flowers, and might not have enough space at home (or you've run out of space!), then please get in touch to apply for a plot.
To apply for your plot, head to the Home Page and use the Contact Form at the bottom of the page to provide your contact details. We'll get in touch with you to discuss the next steps.
https://gardenplanner.allotment-garden.org - An easy to use planting planner which you can use to understand more about what you can plant in each month.
Allotment Month by Month: Discover how to grow fresh, seasonal produce in your allotment or garden all year round with the bestselling guide from Alan Buckingham.
https://charlesdowding.co.uk - Find out more about 'No-Dig' using some of Charles' tips and tricks to reduce weed growth and help encourage beneficial organisms and microbes.