Plot to Pot  New Parks.

Plot to Pot allotments is a community allotment

open to all in New Parks.

We have been running the Plot to Pot allotment project for six years, funded by Awards For All for the past two years. We meet weekly on Tuesday afternoons at the allotment, with the poly-tunnel and cosy shed providing indoor spaces if the weather’s inclement. We meet and chat, grow fruit and vegetables, relax and laugh and share our troubles and solutions.

We have just been awarded Reaching Communties Funding from the National Lottery so that we can run the allotment for the next three years!Our aim is to provide gardening sessions and creative workshops to help with mental health by providing relaxation and a welcome respite, and to help people to feel more connected. 

Many of our participants have age related mobility issues, so in June of 2019 we flattened and extended the path to help with wheelchair and walking stick access and added waist height raised beds made from recycled materials saved from landfill.

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New Parks Adventure playground

A two-year allotment project funded by Comic Relief

We had 20 tonnes of hardwood cut and delivered by LCC trees department.

We had 20 tonnes of hardwood cut and delivered by LCC trees department.

The raised beds were lined with plastic soil

The raised beds were lined with plastic.

Then compost was added and the children did all the planting.

Then compost was added and the children did all the planting.

Raused bed with plants

The project was a great success

Houghton On The Hill primary school

June 2015 – Den building at Houghton On The Hill primary school. I coppiced the willow tunnel and with the wood the children made a series of dens

New Parks Youth Club

I created raised beds at New Parks Youth Club

 New College community garden

Created a community garden and wildlife pond at New Parks