In 2015, Moss Side Community Allotment Needs YOU!

jka-needs-youDo you want to be part of a LOCAL, organic community food-growing project, dedicated to COMBATING FOOD POVERTY whilst helping build community centred around a natural space?  

Are you interested in ORGANIC food-growing techniques?

Do you like TEA and BANTER?

Then you may have just come to the right place.  We have a very exciting year ahead of us at the Moss Side Community Allotment as we have just been awarded a Food Poverty Grant which means we can expand our work and reach more people in the community, including those most in need.  In that grant we have funding for:

– A brand new community shop to sell our produce on site to local people!

-More raised beds, seeds, compost and tools so we can make use of our newly acquired plots and grow more grub.

-Workshops including 12 monthly growing workshops, raised bed workshops, seed-saving workshops, sustainable cookery workshops.

-Working with a local school to create their own growing area.

And that’s not all!  Coming up in January, February and March we will be undertaking several other exciting projects including:

– Creating a water catchment system for rainwater collection to keep our soil nice and moist during the summer months (weather permitting this should be undertaken on Saturday 17th January).

-Completion of our polytunnel so we can grow a wider variety of crops all year round.

-Starting to build some of the raised beds ready for the spring.

If all of this excitement is just a bit too much for you, we’ll be doing plenty of ‘light’ gardening work to prepare our beds for spring time growth, so do come along anyway, even if it’s just for a natter.  There’s a job for everyone, including little diggers as well.  Whether you’re a newcomer, an old-timer or just a bit curious come down to take part in this fantastic project, we’re going to need all hands on deck this year!

Remember we’re open every Saturday and Sunday between 10am and 2pm and sometimes during the week (for more regular updates join our Facebook group).  We’ll also be hosting our AGM on Sunday January 18th at 12pm at the allotment hub for those interested in having their say.

Don’t forget to keep calm and carry on digging.

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