Community Foodie has teamed up with a group of enthusiastic local residents to support the development of a Community Allotment Project.
Currently it is in the planning and development phase with Foodie supporting with aspects such as:
- Building a relationship with the land owner (inc legal agreements)
- Engaging with the wider community
- Signposting to organisations such as Keep Wales Tidy and Community Land Advisory Service for public liability insurance and land advice
- Bringing on board voluntary organisations to help with site clearance
- Hands on help
One of the members Jim Grove has been key in keeping the group informed and pushing the project forward.
Calling all pioneers! The proposed new Community Allotment Project is moving forward.
Dave and I have spent some time on the site, clearing some of the undergrowth; but (thanks to Rob’s excellent contacts)we have recruited gangs of men to do the heavy lifting.
The Community Payback agency have visited the site three times in the last three weeks and cleared most of the brambles and small shrubs, strimmed the grass and made a start on clearing out the draining ditch.
Even though work has begun more active members of the group, men and women who are who are looking to have an allotment and grow their own food, are needed to complete the pioneering stage.