Our Peak District team help create allotments in Sheffield

Woman digging in the Sheffield allotment

We've signed a tenancy agreement on an allotment on the Hagg Lane site in Sheffield. This is an exciting new project set up by our Peak District team and the Sheffield Organic Food Initiative.

Why we got involved

The objective of the site is to create a shared community growing space, working in conjunction with Sheffield Organic Food Initiative (SOFI), which also engages with younger volunteers.
Together we'll develop the site into an Edible Food Garden where mainly perennial fruit and vegetables are grown.

Sustainable living

This type of gardening mimics the structure and function of forest ecosystems, and requires choosing and planting a range of diverse and productive crops for food, wood, dyes, herbs and so on. It can also include spaces for relaxing and growing vegetables.

Time for a tidy

Currently the site is overgrown but has many fruit trees and bushes and some structural features. We're looking for volunteers to get involved in tidying up the plot and helping with the planning for the site’s development.
It's on the Hagg Lane site over- looking Rivelin Valley and has good links to public transport meaning it will be easy for the local community to get involved which we are actively encouraging.