Growing Roots Community Allotment
The Growing Roots Community Allotment started in 2015 and is an ongoing project which aims to bring people in the community together and use the grounds of St Peter's Community Church Birchen Coppice in a productive and ecologically friendly way.
There are a number of different areas within the grounds, including individual allotment plots, shared community growing spaces and garden, shared fruit bushes and fruit trees, herb garden, wildflower meadow to encourage bees and butterflies, cob oven and BBQ area.
Anyone is welcome to help out on the allotment - there is no charge. You can have a small individual plot to try growing your own fruit and vegetables, or just help out in the shared areas. We have tried to make it as inclusive as possible, so there is a large raised bed for wheelchair users or those who cannot crouch down, and we have a secure children's play area so that those with small children can join in and know they are safe.
St Peter's Church also hosts a regular Food Group 7pm-9pm on the Fourth Wednesday of each month to share ideas about using allotment grown produce.
If you'd like more information, or you'd like to get involved, please do get in touch with us.