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.