Dig In Community Project
The Dig In project is Stapleford's very own community allotment based at the Albany Allotment site on Pasture Road. There is the opportunity to gain knowledge and experience of allotment gardening. Grow seasonal fruit and vegetables, take home fresh food, plants and seedlings, maintain wildlife areas, enjoy public open days and outings, take part in cookery lessons, learn from horticultural workshops, bring the family and make friends.
Why not join the project and get growing together with like minded people in a friendly and helpful environment. It is open to local residents and participation is completely free. Tools, seeds and everything you need to get gardening are provided whatever your age or level of ability.
Stapleford Town Council supports the Dig In Project which is a community run initiative financed primarily through Notts PCT NHS.
More and more people are enjoying the benefits of 'growing their own' which includes healthy light exercise, saving money, a better diet, a great sense of achievement and something really tasty and fresh to enjoy as an end product.
The benefits are huge but for many people the barriers seem even bigger. No garden, very little time, no knowledge or experience, got young children, mobility problems?
If growing your own veg appeals to you but you don't know where to start. Look no further. Whatever the barriers have been, Stapleford's local community allotment- DIG IN- are offering the chance to change all that.
'Dig In' is Stapleford's very own community allotment, run by local people for local people. Based at the Albany Allotments site on Pastures Road, it offers lots of planting space, knowledge, experience, and the opportunity to get growing together in a friendly and helpful environment.
It is open to all and it is completely free; all the tools, seeds, and everything you need to get gardening are provided, whatever your age or level of ability.
Kathy, local volunteer explained
"We have people coming to the site from a variety of backgrounds and with different levels of growing experience. It doesn't matter if you don't know where to start, volunteers help each other out and we all work together.
We run regular Wednesday and Saturday sessions 10-12 at the site which are open to all to get involved.'
Everyone who takes part gets to take something away with them. That might mean new skills to try in their own garden, or plants to grow at home on a patio, balcony or yard. To others it can mean new friendships and achievements and, of course, absolutely the freshest food around. So be quick off the mark for 2012 and get growing with DIG IN.
If you're interested, please call 07943 700302
or to view the 'Dig In' official website click the 'Offsite Link' on the right.
More Dig In Workshops can be found on our Events page.