Farm News  |   January 17, 2024

Drop-in Volunteering resumes in the Community Garden & Allotments

Drop-ins are back tomorrow (Thursday 18th) after the winter break – wrap up warm and come along…

Five photos from the community allotments: a group of four people kneeling at a raised bed using hand tools; a closeup of a wheelbarrow with bare root trees, with two laughing volunteers behind it; a young, smiling volunteer shovels frost-covered bark into a wheelbarrow, a smiling volunteer moves an empty wheelbarrow on a crisp sunny winter day; beds of veg in autumn light. The text is repeated in the post.

Drop-in volunteering starts again on Thursday 18th January, 1pm – 3pm.

Wrap up warm and come along to the Community Garden & Allotments to get involved. You don’t need to know about plants already – it’s a good place to learn (and if you do have knowledge, it’s a good place to share it).

To get here, come through the gate at the back of the Toby Carvery car park – the garden and allotments are in the fenced area on the right hand side, past the portacabins. Click here to get directions to the farm. When you get here, ask for Lisa and she’ll welcome you and get you set up with a task. There are a mix of heavy and light jobs, you can go at your own pace and choose the ones that are right for you. Everyone can choose based on their health and mobility on the day. And there is always a tea break!

Access notes: It’s level access (no stairs) from the tarmac car park, to a compacted stone path, onto an uneven grassy field. There is a gender-neutral, wheelchair accessible, composting toilet within the allotment site.

It will be on in most weathers, except when there are storm warnings. Please wrap up warm, and remember it’s meant to be fun – just come along for a bit if the full session is too long, and stay home without guilt if it’s too cold or wet for you.

You don’t need to book, but if you have any questions you can email Lisa on

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