Community Allotment in Pershore
- Location: Age UK Herefordshire & Worcestershire
- Price: Free
Our allotment is based in Pershore and is a great little community of people come together weekly to enjoy gardening and getting to meet new friends.
About our Community Allotment
We understand that many people who live in and around Pershore love gardening, but may no longer have their own garden to look after so why not come along to our community allotment and see what you can help us grow.
We meet weekly, all year round, on a Tuesday morning or a Saturday afternoon and get together to grow various different vegetables, fruits and plants. All abilities are welcome and if you're a keen gardener who no longer has the space or you're not sure where to start, there will always be plenty to do with help and advice on hand!
How to get involved:
If you're a keen gardener who no longer has the space or you're not sure where to start, there will always be plenty to do with help and advice on hand. If this sounds like something you'd like to come along too and meet us, please get in touch with the Referral Hub.
Some great reasons to come and join our allotment:
Exercise: Keeping an allotment is a great form of exercise. From clearing to planting and watering later on, this is a brilliant form of exercise because you get to decide the pace.
You eat more fruit and vegetables.and they're free of pesticides: If you are able to plan your allotment carefully, before long you'll have more than enough homegrown, pesticide-free, super-nutritious fruit and vegetables. Whether you're trying to eat a little healthier or just can't get enough of fresh peas, an allotment is a great way of encouraging a more nutritious diet.
Help the environment: Allotments are good for the environment because growing your own food will reduce your personal carbon footprint compared to shop-bought alternatives - and you will limit the packaging used.
Sense of community: Being part of the allotment is a great way of making friends. While there are many joys of allotments, from fresh air to homegrown produce, making new friends is one of the great benefits
Saves money: Growing your own produce can be a very cost-effective way of living, especially growing perennial fruit and vegetables.
"Working on the allotment on a Tuesday afternoon is so satisfying and I have learnt such a lot too!"
Annette Hughes joins us at our community allotment in Pershore. "It provides me with a sense of purpose, exercise, fresh air and, most importantly, good company and excellent produce! Along with the other gardeners, I enjoy chatting while preparing the ground, sowing and planting. Then each week throughout the growing season there is new growth to excite us, culminating in some very rewarding and delicious fruit and vegetable harvests. We have also been particularly fortunate during the recent pandemic, when the rules allowed, to have found a pursuit that is possible to enjoy whilst maintaining a social distance!"