SCHOOL LEARNING PROGRAMME

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"Gardening is good for you and allotments offer additional benefits that enable citizens to positively contribute to society."

 

Hundreds of volunteers all over Britain give up precious time, helping to manage and maintain allotment sites. Plot-holders are part of a community of like-minded people, many of whom are eager to share their knowledge and spare produce.

 

The social environment of an allotment community helps to combat loneliness, prevent and alleviate mental ill-health, as well as having physical health benefits through exercise.

"An allotment can produce enough food to supplement a family's weekly shop, with fresh fruit and vegetables over the year."

 

Growing vegetables requires acquiring new knowledge and skills, with the added satisfaction gained from eating your first home grown tomato or new potato, making them taste even more delicious.

 

Especially when you've worked hard throughout the changing seasons, and witnessed the behaviour of birds, insects and other animals, connecting with nature whilst working on the plot.

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COME TO OUR NEXT ALLOTMENT DAY...

A selection of our green thumbed volunteers try to meet once a week for a dig and a catch up, maintaining the produce we grow on our community allotment plots. We currently have 2 plots; one in which we grow various types of fruits and salads; and another where by we grow many vegetables in our greenhouse and (soon to be installed) raised beds. All of our produce goes to people in need and we plan our produce each year based on the communities needs. 

To see when we will next be meeting please refer to our Events Calendar on the home page.

We are always looking for volunteers who want to join our team and help us make a difference in the local area. Come as a family, with your friends or on your own, all are welcome. We are currently adapting our plots to improve accessibility, enabling a wider range of volunteers to be able to join in easily.

 

*all equipment is provided and no training is required, but please read the risk assessment below to ensure everyone volunteering is safe.

Risk assessment

Our Location...

The Active Citizens Community Volunteers allotment plots can be easily found in the heart of our local area, with parking & facilities available on site.

 

Hill Allotments
33A Dugdale Crescent,
Sutton Coldfield,
West Midlands,
B75 5EY.

For more information about the Hill Allotments Association please visit their website.

WHAT's GROWING ON OUR PLOTS

PLOT A

PLOT B

drawn layout of plot

drawn layout of plot

All of our produce is thought out and planned in advance each year, based on the needs of the community. The above plans are our preparations for 2022.
If you wish to help or have any suggestions of what to plant, please Get in Touch.

TYPES OF PRODUCE THAT WE ARE GROWING

  • Broad Beans

  • Blackberries

  • Broccoli

  • Beetroot

  • Blackcurrents

  • Celeriac

  • Cauliflower

  • Cucumber

  • Cabbage

  • Carrot

  • Courgette

  • French Beans

  • Iceberg Lettuce

  • Leeks

  • Lolla Rossa

  • Logan Berries

  • Potato

  • Peas

  • Parsnip

  • Radish

  • Red Onion

  • Rhubarb

  • Spring Onion

  • Strawberries

  • Sprouts

  • Tomato

  • White Onion

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"We are always looking for organisations or groups for our produce to be donated too." 

 

We currently rely on members of the community, local churches and organisations to let us know where our produce should go.

 

We want to help as many people as possible, so please Get in Touch if you know of anywhere our fruit and vegetables can make a difference.