Communal Allotment

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Communal Allotment

Communal Allotment

Chantelle Monck By Chantelle Monck

A transition town is the movement of like-minded groups coming together to create a more sustainable future for the local community. I want to bring the community together through small group events.

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Communal Allotment Project - the aim of this project is to create a communal allotment area for all to contribute and benefit from. We are going to use square foot gardening as well as companion planting. There will be different height beds to allow variously able-bodied residents to be able to get involved. There will also be a children's area for children of all ages to learn how to grow and be able to watch the seeds they planted sprout and become food to eat. We will also be incorporating wildflower areas to bring more pollinators to the area further aiding the plants that we will be growing, as well as edible wildflower patches to explore all the different possibilities of being able to eat everything you grow and to be for sustainable.

What we'll deliver:

  • Clear allotment area and build planters
  • Grow fruit and vegetables for the community
  • Education about growing your food and how to cook what you grow
  • Building bug hotels and bird houses with children

Why it's a great idea:

I am hoping to bring many different people together and re-enforce the community spirit within our town. I am hoping it would be able to help residents who aren't able to manage their own gardens or do not have time to grow their own food to come together and learn from each other. It will help show the community that you can grow your own food and to take the fear away of getting out into the garden and planting things you might not have used before in cooking. I also want to be able to create an environment suitable for the local wildlife as well which is why I am going to be planting wildflowers around the allotment as well as building bug hotels to be placed around the planters. I am also going to try and incorporate a sensory garden for residents to use and hopefully, help children with learning difficulties find joy in the garden and planting their own food as well.

Steps to get it done:

  • Building the raised beds
  • Growing the plants from seed and transferring them to the planters
  • Harvest first crop

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Location Ringwood

About the space

The Bickerley, next to the river Avon

Council

New Forest District Council

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How will the money be spent?Total £2,545

Various Items quoted by local garden centre - £2,300 (90%)
Other - £245 (10%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

90%
Various Items quoted by local garden centre
£2,300
10%
Other
£245
  • Spacehive fees
    £115
  • Transaction Fees
    £107
  • VAT
    £23

Overfunding

This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • We will use the extra funds to ensure the project is sustainable by replenishing fertilisers and plans throughout the growing year. We will be able to replace the broken shed with a greenhouse and re-paint the fencing.
  • We will be able to create a larger sensory area and more fun areas to keep the children occupied.

Total £2,545

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