Our community garden is situated on two half-plots at Village Park allotments. Having been frustrated by so many of the other plots being unused over the last two years due to the lack of a site manager, we decided to take over the site manager role.
Here’s what the plot looked like when we took over the management:
In October we arranged a work day, where we encouraged all existing and prospective tenants to come down and help clear the site, supporting the work carried out by the council allotments manager, who did a lot of strimming and cutting down trees.
And of course there was time for tea!
The result? We now have almost all of the plots let out, and people have been very productive, digging and preparing for the coming spring. There is a much more distinctly community feel on the allotment now too.
Stay tuned for some ‘after’ photos