We’re about to start offering mini allotments to our Community Fridge and delivery users. These mini allotments contain crops that they can pot on and grow at home and we offered them in summer when they were a great success. For our winter offering we already have some chard and ragged kale plug plants, courtesy… Continue reading Weald winter mini allotments
Wow, well things are still moving fast here at the Weald! Along with our wonderful new Bread Shed, we’ve just been granted a further £1,000 funding which we will use to continue to provide food throughout the winter and into 2021 – it allows us to make some contingency plans in case we end up… Continue reading Weald Community Food Centre – update
One of the most amazing things about the Weald Community Food Centre is the way that it’s grown through the input and support of so many different people. Today, when we opened the community fridge, we found a new addition – a bread shed! Andy, the allotment stalwart picture above, has been watching us put… Continue reading Weald’s wonderful bread shed!
Tomorrow we have some great courgettes (of course!), broccoli, some lovely fresh allotment tomatoes (first come, first served), breakfast cereals, pasta sauces and … for those who want them … bunches of dahlias. Find us at Weald Allotments, on Weald Avenue, Hove, BN3 7JN. The gates are open at ten, and please remember your mask… Continue reading Weald community fridge open 13 August 10:00-13:00
Of course allotment-holders are thrilled, no need to water, no queuing and waiting for the water tap, no going home disgruntled because you didn’t get to water your plot before it got dark … But for the Community Fridge it’s always a bit of a worry. Will we get any fruit and veg for our… Continue reading What happens when it rains …
Watering If you thought June was a slog, July is actually the month when watering is most essential because the weather is dry and plants are in their biggest growth phase. Watering can be an issue at Weald, like any allotment site so we have some tips to help: Watering early in the morning or… Continue reading July allotment tasks
As you all know, the Weald Community Fridge (WCF) has been supplying supermarket produce, combined with fresh allotment crops, to households across the city of Brighton and Hove since lockdown began. With the help of a team of volunteer, food collectors, baggers and deliverers, the Community Fridge has been delivering dietary specific food bags to… Continue reading Weald delivers 1000th kilo of food
It’s been great to see how well used the treat box has been over the past few days. We have another request – this time for the shop itself. If you have any of these kind of boxes … usually they have tomatoes or mushrooms in, could you please pop them in the treat box?… Continue reading Weald Allotment treat box