Community allotment

How it all started

We started our allotment project in 2004, so we could demonstrate a low maintenance approach to organic fruit and veg growing –  and, helpfully, to make a space where the group could meet, work and learn together. The plots were neglected when we took them on and an army of volunteers was needed.  Today we have a thriving allotment with a brand new shed kindly donated by Infinity Foods and Retail.

A troop of volunteers continue to meet on Sundays throughout the year (11am – 1pm weather permitting) and undertake a range of tasks. Their efforts are rewarded with a share of whatever produce is available and this allotment is very productive. Come and visit!

 

The Big Dig!

The allotments were designed to be accessible to as many people as possible. Please contact us for details.  Our “wigloo” makes a shady play space for young children and the shed and our polytunnel provide shelter for volunteers on chilly winter days.

The wigloo #1

Two ponds, flower beds and compost area help us to grow our food in a natural way as they attract pollinating insects and provide habitats for a wide range of predatory creatures.

Winter sunshine at the allotment

The composting process is essential for recycling nutrients from decaying plant material and maintaining good soil health.

We welcome new volunteers – come and give us a try! . If you are coming for the first time please contact us  info@bhogg.org and we you details on how to access the allotment if the main gates are closed.