I feel part of something and am so much happier

Grow Westbank is our community allotment project.  Our project coordinator and volunteers took an un-inspiring plot of land at Westbank and have turned it into a vibrant community allotment and garden. 

A lot of hard work went into developing the project, which involved volunteers, young and old, who built a key-hole garden, erected a polytunnel and summer house, and started to grow seedlings which were planted throughout the year.  The allotment has been flowering and providing produce since it began in 2014.

We’ve successfully grown an assortment of produce throughout the year including salad leaves, mangetout peas, broad beans, raspberries, strawberries, 10 foot sunflowers, beetroot, turnips, runner beans, courgettes, onions, carrot, sweetcorn, pumpkins and potatoes.

Lots of the produce has been served up in our Seedlings community café in delicious salads and other goodies, and some has gone to the day centre kitchen.

Thanks to everyone who has been involved– it has been really good fun and very rewarding.

For more information:

Please contact Tim Collins on Tel: 01392 824752 option 2, option 2

Email: t.collins@westbankfriends.org