Dig in as part of new Horncastle community allotment

The new community allotment EMN-160413-135803001
The new community allotment EMN-160413-135803001

If you have ever yearned for your own fresh home-grown veg but don’t have space in your garden or the know-how, help is at hand.

Transition Town Horncastle has started a community allotment for anyone to get involved in.

It was one of the commitments by the builders of the new housing off Dymoke Drive to add more allotments to the one already down there and this is where the community allotment has been created.

“ This means that those people who have not got gardens and want to get their hands dirty but don’t want the responsibility of an allotment, or those who wish to have access to fresh veg for nutritional or economic reasons, can join the gardening team,” said Transition Town spokesman Alison Bell.

Work has already started on preparing the allotment.

It has been dug over and the base has been laid for the shed to go up.

But it isn’t just about the physical work involved in caring for an allotment; the venture will offer much more to people taking part.

“They will pick up all sorts of gardening tips along the way as well as fresh air, exercise and making new friends,” added Alison.

Anyone interested can go along and meet the garden gang this Sunday, April 24, between 11am and 2pm.

The community allotment can be found at plot 10 on the allotments off Churchill Drive, Boston Road.

For more information call 01507 534949 or log on to the Transition Town website at transitionhorncastle.org