The new community building provides facilities to hold food growing and nature related educational workshops to allotment members and the wider community.
We have recently been handed over an empty plot near to the community building which can be used as an outdoor classroom to demonstrate food growing techniques on courses and workshops with plot holders and the wider community.
To compliment the learning and grow as much food as possible, we want to build a polytunnel to show how food can be grown throughout the year, and allow the community groups, course participants and children to propagate their own plants for their plots and homes.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
Here at Rosendale Allotments we are strongly committed to local, sustainable food growing, healthy eating and buying locally in South London. We have hundreds of talented food growers on site and a keenness to encourage others to get involved and broaden an understanding of the environmental and social issues around food production.
The Growing Rosendale project has the potential to reach out to almost 400 plot holders and many local schools, playgroups and community groups to encourage food growing.
People grow food for many different reasons. Over recent years there has been a particular focus on encouraging children to get involved, and a growing trend for people to take up gardening for therapeutic reasons or to raise their employability by learning new skills. We are here to support as many people as possible to do so. We have the space, skills, knowledge and enthusiasm - we just need the demonstration plot and polytunnel.
Steps to get it done:
About the space
Rosendale Allotments Association