A new community allotment at Grange Park in Blackpool is set to help more people learn how to grow their own fresh fruit and vegetables.
The site, at Chepstow Community Garden, is managed by Groundwork and is open to volunteers of all ages.
Growing sessions: Thursdays from 10am to 3pm
The first session is on Thursday 9th April and weekly sessions will then take place every Thursday from 10am-3pm, with skilled people on hand to help and all equipment and seeds provided free of charge.
It doesn’t matter if you don’t have any previous experience of growing. You’ll be able to learn everything from preparing the ground, planting and caring for produce, right through to harvesting the fruit and vegetables you’ve grown yourself. You’ll also get tips on how to be creative and start growing even if you have a small garden, or no garden at all.
The new site contains a glass dome greenhouse, a portacabin with a kitchen and an onsite toilet. The allotment is part of the Grow Blackpool project, which Groundwork delivers on behalf of Blackpool Council.
Grow Blackpool is helping to make better use of space in local communities, improve the local environment and bring people together.
Grow Blackpool’s Senior Development Officer Clare Gooden said: “Some people might think that they don’t have the skills, knowledge or space to grow their own food, but that’s where we can help.
“It’s been great to see those attending sessions at our other allotment sites learn new skills, improve their health and wellbeing and save money.”
Find out more
If you’re interested in joining the sessions at the allotment, call 01253 345445 to find out more.