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Growing support in our wider community

Getting ready for growing again at Lingfield Point

Our allotment project ‘Gro-zone’ run in conjunction with Friends of the Earth (Darlington) is really starting to take shape.  Over 2000 people now enjoy office space at Lingfield Point and this initiative is a great way meeting colleagues and trying to grown your own vegetables in a stimulating and supportive environment.

Getting ready for growing again at Lingfield Point

Kendra Ullyart, organiser of this unique partnership said: ” We want to make it easy for people to take up an allotment. We know that allotments in general have a high drop out rate in the first year because people panic when they realise how much work they involve but thats why we have created smaller raised beds to let people just come in and start growing.

“We are trying to provide everything they need to make it as simple as possible.”

The initial 24 plots at the site have been filled, including a number taken over by community groups such as the Red Hall Fishing Group, which works with young people on the estate.

Garry Donald, 19, a youth worker, said: “I’ve signed up about ten kids to come and work over here and I know someone else had about eight coming over. It’s a good place for them to come and get a bit of exercise and away from the streets with all the messing about that goes on. Its a brilliant idea.”

Anyone who would like to sign up for an allotment at the GroZone can email kendraullyart@talktalk.net

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