This project, started in 2016, has engaged local volunteers in the design and development of our community growing project sited in Ashley Vale Allotments next door to the Farm. The polytunnel and garden is hosting on-going activities, benefiting more than 300 people per year.
Support the project by buying vegetable and herb plug plants direct from Propagation Place (see below).
The project seeks to:
- Scale up local food production and accessibility by launching a propagation polytunnel, coordinating shared equipment & resources and developing opportunities to sell and buy garden produce
- Increase community cohesion through events that bring people together and get us talking, especially events that celebrate the diversity of our community
- Educate, inspire and connect allotment plot holders, seeking to increase retention of gardeners, improve knowledge about growing on a sloped site and encourage greater productivity.
Who's the project for?
- People from local communities and neighbourhoods looking to get more involved in their community
- Older people and those with physical disabilities or mobility issues to get involved using our accessible gardening facilities
- Underrepresented community groups including single parents, young people, children and families and those with learning difficulties and those suffering from mental distress.
Veg plug plants for sale
Volunteers help to grow vegetable plug plants and we sell the plants they grow to local gardeners and allotment holders.
You can order Spring and Summer season plug plants from Propagation Place now and collect your plants from the Farm when they are ready to be planted out!
** Due to circumstances beyond our control, our Propagation Place Project is currently on hold for the Spring 2018 growing season. Lots of plants are still on sale in the greenhouse on the main Farm site though. **
Find out more about this project
We run 3 sessions a week in the growing season, and once a week in Winter. To get involved, contact the Propagation Place team, by messaging us on Facebook or sending an email:
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