Village Veg, Our Community Allotment
Our community allotment project in Beulah Road goes from strength-to-strength with vegetables and herbs being harvested throughout the year. In 2016 Vally Gesthuysen and Darryl Abelscroft have ably taken the veggie baton from original organiser Caroline Barton, who continues to advise and assist.
The project aims to educate and give people confidence to grow-their-own and everyone can help themselves to fresh produce. In particular, children and young people enjoy getting involved with the planting, labelling and learning about how vegetables grow.
We thank Lifeline, WF’s integrated drug and alcohol service, for letting us use their two raised beds and allowing us to install an outside tap. Their service-users are able to help themselves to the produce when they attend sessions and often help with the maintenance.
The allotment is planted by volunteers each quarter with seasonal vegetables around a framework of perennial herbs, fruit and vegetables. All the plants are name-labelled and then flagged when ready to harvest.
The total worth of getting the project started in 2015 was around £3,000 and was helped and funded by Fullers Builders, the WVRA, North London Waste Authority, Waltham Forest and many volunteers.
Fullers Builders have again generously funded the project this year.
A rota of seven Weekly Waterers have committed to tending and watering one day a week.
Please contact us if you would like to volunteer.