At St. Alban's Church, we feel really strongly about helping the local community to flourish. The St. Alban's Community Allotment is a new project aimed at helping the local community to eat healthier, live longer and be happier.
The idea is that the whole community in Offerton can have a space to grow healthy fruit and vegetables. The allotment consists of a series of raised beds, located on the south side of the church. Members of the church and wider community have planted cabbages, peas, onions, beetroot, carrots, lettuce and rosemary, amongst other seeds, in the hope that we might have a really productive vegetable garden.
Currently, we have enclosed 80 square feet of land for the allotment, but hope to at least double this in the coming weeks.
When they are fully grown, the vegetables will be collected and distributed to local foodbanks and community events, so that everyone might have healthy things to eat.
Everyone is welcome (particularly children) to come and lend a hand with the allotment. There is usually someone around on the 1st Saturday of every month between 10-11am, if you want to have a go at sowing, weeding, picking or just seeing what it's all about. In the near future, we hope to run a series of open-air cookery workshops, explaining how to get the best out of using vegetables in healthy meals.
This project is being run in conjunction with the Church Urban Fund. For further information, please get in touch.