Would you like to join a Community Allotment?
“Hagg Lane Organic Allotments” (Plots 2 and 3, Back Lane, Sheffield, S10), is looking for four new members for their community allotment group.
If you enjoy gardening and growing organically or if you’re thinking of an allotment of your own, and would like to try gardening on an allotment scale first, why not pop down to see if you would like to join them. Currently they have ten adult members and seven children who regularly meet on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays, at times to suit the individual.
There are two plots, imaginatively named Plots Two and Three.
Plot two; a large area, gardened by Richard Clare for many years, has benefited from his pioneering ideas regarding the use of leaf mould and organic growing.
In 2013, when Richard sadly passed away, the National Trust became involved in the development of the plot as part of a project aimed at encouraging local schools and communities to become involved in gardening and food production in urban areas.
With the support of volunteers the National Trust continued to garden the plot until they withdrew from the project some three years ago, when subsequently the “Hagg Lane Organic Allotments”, an independent group, took over the plot.
The plot has a mature orchard and soft fruit as well as vegetable beds; composting bins, a secure shed and a small poly-tunnel.
Plot three; which came under the groups care in 2021, also has soft fruit, a small orchard, and vines; composting bins, a secure shed and water tank.
Having some years of experience gardening, maintaining the health of the soil on the plots and sharing knowledge and skills, they have consequently all become better gardeners.
In previous years they have supplied surplus produce to the, S6 Foodbank, but due to Covid restrictions now support Food Works.
Membership is currently £40 per person per year. This covers rent, insurance tools etc.
If this friendly cooperative sounds something that you might be interested in, please contact Simon Martínez. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tele: 07713 133 800. “Hagg Lane Organic Allotments”, Plots 2 and 3, Back Lane, Sheffield, S10