Allotment Open Day
On 26th August The Communities First People’s Allotment Group opened up their gates to the local community for an open day. The aim of the open day was to allow people to come in and see the site, show local people what the Allotment Group does, plans it has for the future and to encourage more volunteers to attend the project.
The day was very successful and began with a large group of children from Gibbonsdown Children’s Centre summer play scheme who attended the allotments to paint pots and pick locally grown vegetables. The group learnt about different types of vegetables and the ways they are grown and got to take a healthy goody bag home.
The open day also brought several families into the allotments that took part in a potato digging treasure hunt and also learnt about growing different fruit and vegetables.
The day brought greater awareness of the project in the community and we hope that more families and members of the community will attend the allotment project and take advantage of the space and resources to grow home grown produce and take some home at the end of the day. The project has big plans for the future and we hope the project will grow into a ‘social hub’ for the local community.
For further information please contact Gibbonsdown and Court Communities First on 01446 732406 or go to www.gibbonsdownandcourt.org