Our Project

We have recently taken on a large plot at the Natal Road allotments, just off of Natal Road in Moulsecoomb. We are looking for volunteers to help us develop the plot into a productive community allotment. Food grown will be shared amongst the volunteers and distributed to those in most need in the local community. Volunteers will learn allotment food growing skills and be part of a friendly and supportive group.

We welcome adults (over 18s only) who are open to learning basic food growing skills within a friendly team environment. No previous experience of gardening is required. Tasks will be tailored to physical abilities taking note of any health considerations.

The group will run:

– From 10am-3pm on Thursdays until the end of May;

– From June the group will run from 10am-3pm on Fridays until at least the end October.

The Natal Road allotments are located at the top of Natal Road, behind Mithras House on Lewes Road. Lewes Road is well-served by buses. Please note that the allotment entrance on Natal Road is located up quite a steep hill. There is some parking within the allotments site and there is room for a small number of cars directly next to our plot. Parking in the roads outside of the allotment site is not metered.

The allotment gates are locked, so volunteers meet at the allotment gates at 9.50am, for a 10am start. We generally run until 3pm, although volunteers are welcome to leave earlier.

Volunteers should bring the following:

– Suitable sturdy footwear for gardening and digging (no open toed shoes);

– Suitable clothing including a sun hat and/or wet weather gear;

– Suncream;

– Food and drinks for personal consumption (including lunch).

Although we strive to be all-inclusive in our volunteer recruitment, please note that volunteers will need a reasonable level of fitness and physical mobility as the plot is located on quite a large allotment plot with uneven ground. We are in the process of raising funds to construct a composting toilet on our plot, as at present their are no toilet facilities at the allotment site. Unfortunately since this project is under development, we are not yet set-up for wheelchair access.