The farm has provision for 50 community allotment spaces, and is opening these in a phased approach. Plots are open to local community groups and organisations rather than individuals. A group can also be a self defined group of three or more local households.
This is mainly in recognition of the fact that this fosters a sense of community, supports growing and working together, builds confidence,encourages knowledge sharing between people with different levels of growing experience, promotes shared resources, tackles social isolation and enhances wellbeing.
We hope that by inviting community groups and organisations on to the site, more people will have the chance to experience growing.
Within the space there are also some shared cropping areas, such as soft fruit, herb beds and other perennials, and communal tool sheds and compost bays. We are minimising the amount of infrastructure on site by sharing resources and thus maximising growing spaces.