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Allotments to grow Friendships

by Bride Mullin in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Allotments to grow Friendships

£225

raised of £3,000 target

7

supporters
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This project will only be funded if at least £3,000 is pledged by 7th October 2020 at 11:59pm

We aim to create allotments where families in a rural community can come together and develop friendships as they grow plants and vegetables

by Bride Mullin in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

During Covid 19 we delivered meals and food parcels to older people and families and found that many felt isolated in this rural area.  This is unacceptable in todays world, that individuals feel lonely or forgotten.  As Mother Theresa once said, 'loneliness is the greatest poverty."   In response to the problem,  we are very excited to be opening an allotment project as part of our endeavours to reach out to these people and to create an eco friendly site.   The project will include a poly tunnel, two sheds  for social interaction as well as planting seedlings, a communal area, planting beds, fruit trees, raised beds for disabled and a natural meadow garden for children.  

In planning and developing the project we want to include local residents so it becomes their project, which we facilitate.   On a seasonal basis we will organise trips to garden centres, stately homes with walled gardens, men's shed projects  as well as organising talks and demonstrations on growing, caring, harvesting and cooking fruit and vegetables. 

Members will learn new skills such as making bird boxes, summer seats, bird feeders, containers and recycling old materials for use in the garden.

We have enlisted the help of our local council and an army of volunteers to create a wonderful meeting place for people to join friends and enjoy getting together.   

We cant wait to get started so please help if you can.

 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£30 or more

1 of 30 claimed

£30 Reward

Our very own 'soft touch' original cuffed beanie cap with allotment logo in black with lime green trim

£50 or more

0 of 20 claimed

£50 Reward

Our 100% organic cotton canvas gym sack embroidered with our Allotment logo on graphite grey background

£100 or more

1 of 20 claimed

£100 Reward

Your name or that of a loved one engraved on our cabin wall once we have built it

£500 or more

0 of 5 claimed

£500 Reward

Your company name and logo on the entrance to the allotments as a key sponsor

£750 or more

0 of 3 claimed

£750 Reward

Your name and company logo(if applicable) at the entrance to our poly tunnel as a major sponsor

Let's make 'Allotments to grow Friendships' happen

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