The Growing Academy

What is the Growing Academy?

The aim of the Academy is to teach and support anyone wanting to learn about growing fruit, vegetables and traditional allotment flowers. We welcome beginners, as well as more experienced gardeners, in sharing the process from sowing seed right the way through to harvest. We will also advise and guide on all things allotment and growing related, as well as providing guest speakers and classes for local community groups.

How will it benefit our allotment site?

The Starter Plots

Where to start? What to say?

As Ashbourne Road and District Allotment Association (ARDAA) again embark on a new and exciting project, we shout

Welcome aboard to our friends and allies from G F Tomlinson and pupils from Horizons 6th Form with Sally Power from the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP)!

Bonfire - Complaint

We recently had a complaint from a local resident to say that one of our plot holders had a bonfire that caused black smoke to drift over to the houses and it was quite unplesant.

Please do remember that all plot holders are required to follow the Bonfire Policy in order to avoid problems. 

New Shop Opening Times

Now the growing season is restarting the Shop has reopened and we open on Saturdays and Sundays 10:00  until 14:00. 

Seed Potatoes have been delivered, if you’d ordered any they are ready for collection and if you’d like to buy some for planting this year please see us in the shop. 

There is also a good selection of seeds to purchase from the shop too. 

Ashbourne Road District Allotments is recognised as one of the UK’s very best green spaces

Today, a record number of parks and green spaces collect a Green Flag Award.

We have been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as one of the very best in the world.

We are among a record-breaking 1,883 UK parks and green spaces that will today receive a prestigious Green Flag Community Award – the mark of a quality park or green space.

This international award, now into its third decade, is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible environmental standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent visitor facilities.

New Contact Telephone Number

The Association has a new contact telephone number - 01332 485 018.

Please use this number instead of the old mobile phone we had.

We have a number of options available when you call us now.

Option 1 - Emergency - If there is an emergency on site this will connect you with a member of the Committee. If there is a need for the emergency services please call 999 first before calling us.

Option 2 - Lettings - you will be connected to a member of the Lettings team.

Lost Keys

If you find any keys on the allotments please drop them in the mailbox on the side of the Mundy Community Room or the mailbox on the main gate.
That way there is more chance they will be reunited with their rightful owner.

Thank you.

9 July 18

 

The Bridge into the Allotments

Following discussions with both Derby City Council and Derby University we understand that the replacement bridge will be installed this financial year (April 2018-March 31 2019) and that the University and Derby City Council will be paying 50% each to replace the bridge into the allotments.

There is currently no date set but it seems more likely to be in either the autumn or winter.

As soon as we know more I'll put an update on this website and on our facebook group.  

 

Secretary. (May 18)