More and more people are enjoying the benefits of 'growing their own' which includes healthy light exercise, saving money, a better diet, a great sense of achievement and something really tasty and fresh to enjoy as an end product.
The benefits are huge, but, for many people the barriers seem even bigger. No garden, very little time, no knowledge or experience, have young children, mobility problems?
If growing your own veg appeals to you but you don't know where to start. Look no further. Whatever the barriers are, Stapleford's local community allotment - Dig In - provides the chance to change all that.
Dig In is Stapleford's very own community allotment, run by local people for local people. Based at the Albany Allotments site on Pasture Road, it offers lots of planting space, knowledge, experience, and the opportunity to get growing together in a friendly and helpful environment. It is open to all and it is completely free; all the tools, seeds, and everything you need to get gardening are provided, whatever your age or level of ability.
We have people coming to the site from a variety of backgrounds and with different levels of growing experience. It doesn't matter if you don't know where to start, volunteers help each other out and we all work together. We run regular Wednesday and Saturday sessions 10 am to noon at the site which are open to all to get involved.
Everyone who takes part gets to take something away with them. That might mean new skills to try in their own garden, or plants to grow at home on a patio, balcony or yard. To others it can mean new friendships and achievements and, of course, absolutely the freshest food around. So come join us and get growing with Dig In.
We use Google Calendar to keep you updated with the goings on at Dig In. To see a summary of all events at Dig In, click on Agenda and scroll through months using the left and right buttons or else simply scroll through the calendar month by month. Click on an event to see more details. If you have a Google Calendar yourself, you can add events of interest to your personal calendar.