Willoughby Road Allotment Association: The Power of Allotments for Community, Kindness and Learning

Allotments are often sites of surprising diversity, community, wellbeing and intergenerational connection. But the people of Willoughby Road Allotment Association have taken this to a whole new level, and show the incredible capacity for allotment spaces to bring diverse communities together, and to propagate kindness! I spoke with Paul Collingwood and Gerry Ladds, who areContinue reading “Willoughby Road Allotment Association: The Power of Allotments for Community, Kindness and Learning”

Welcome to my wildlife friendly Lincoln allotment

How Jo transformed her Burton Ridge allotment into a beautiful and productive garden – in two months. When Jo was allocated an allotment on Burton Ridge two months ago, it looked like this: Her hope was to create a wildlife friendly space to support her organic food growing. She had previously had an allotment inContinue reading “Welcome to my wildlife friendly Lincoln allotment”

Self-sufficient Lincoln?

Here at the Lincoln Food Partnership we have been examining the potential for food growing in the City’s open spaces. Whilst it is not possible to identify private land, a number of other spaces can be estimated. For example, there are 22.5 hectares of allotments (many already growing food). The seven largest areas of openContinue reading “Self-sufficient Lincoln?”