Weald Allotments has a long history – but now it’s time to focus on our present. We’ve started a blog to share information about allotment growing, and news about Weald allotments. We hope this site will be useful to the more than 400 allotment holders who currently have a plot on Weald.
Where is Weald allotments?
We’re in Hove actually, just off Weald Avenue. A gated allotment community that is one of the best kept secrets in the city of Brighton and Hove, we have a large, thriving allotment site with its own shop, toilets and car park. We also have many charity plots onsite from Grace Eyre to Plot 22 … where groups of people can work together to grow crops and enjoy the pleasures of community gardening.
Weald allotment shop
Our allotment shop is a well kept secret! It’s not just for allotment holders, the general public can come and buy from us too. We stock an excellent range of seeds, high quality compost and lots of specialist allotment equipment. We’re not generalists, like the DIY stores, so we’re not always cheapest, but what we buy is always chosen to be best on the long run: better quality compost, for example, produces better crops. And if you become a member of our Association (open to the general public too!) you get discounts on every purchase. We’re run by volunteers and we’re open 09:30 to 13:00 on Saturday and 11:00 to 13:00 on Sunday
Weald Community Food Centre
The Weald Community Food Centre combines a Community Fridge, a Community Kitchen and lockdown food deliveries. The Fridge is open to the public 10:00 to 13:00 on Thursday and anybody can come along and get food. Deliveries are made on a Sunday and limited to those who cannot attend the fridge and have reasons to need food during lockdown. Workshops in our Community Kitchen will resume when lockdown ends, but until then we cook a vegetarian soup on the first Sunday of every month from November to April, please come along and share with us! Soup is free (suggested donation 50 pence) and over 65s are not expected to pay. This initiative is designed to encourage older isolated people to join us for a good hot lunch and a chat. Currently we’re serving soup outdoors from our amazing purple gazebo.