All allotment associations must not only look at the needs of allotmenteers today but those of the future. We need younger generations to take up allotmenteering and have young people learn skills that are essential to the sustainability of the site. As peoples’ lives change, we need to be able to offer them allotment gardens that are manageable within the time they have available.
This can be a three part gift and a perfect way to recycle plastic plant pots, paper, string, bags…
Gaynor, the talented artist and sculptress who created the magnificent allotment cockerel was so impressed with our site during a recent visit she has offered to donate her time and skills to create a new sculpture for the Growing Academy on Plot 3.
So, if you have any old metal tools that you no longer want, (it doesn't matter if they are broken or rusty!) please drop them into the 2 metal bins in the Polytunnel on Plot 3.
Thank you for your donations.
The Allotments were established in June 1917 and cover over 9 acres, with 130 allotment plots. We can be found on Mackworth Road in Derby
The allotments primary function is to serve the residents of the surrounding area but this should not deter you from applying for an allotment if you live in other areas of Derby.
New members are always welcomed. Vacant plots come up fairly frequently and although there is usually a waiting list of people wanting an allotment on our site this should not deter you from adding your name to the list.
If you would like to put your name down for a plot or find out more about the allotments please contact our Secretary by secretary [at] araa.org.uk (Subject: Website%20Enquiry) (email) or by phone on 01332 485018.
The site is owned by Derby City Council but it's leased by the Allotment Association and managed by an elected Committee. The Committee work hard to ensure all members are able to enjoy recreational gardening to the maximum, in a safe and supportive environment.