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Root ‘N’ Fruit Community Allotment

Funded By

Various (2020 onwards)

Root ‘n’ Fruit is a community allotment based on a local site.  It is a safe and friendly environment for people to enjoy gardening and the outdoors. The community allotment has a summerhouse, picnic area, composting toilet, greenhouses, polytunnel, lots of raised beds, fruit trees and willow features.  It provides opportunities to learn about growing fruit and vegetables, develop skills, build up experience of the outdoors, and meet other members of the community.

The allotment has such a positive impact on his mental health, feeling of self-worth and weekly routine.

Support worker

We offer a variety of sessions at Root ‘n’ Fruit throughout the year including:

  • Community gardening 
  • Family gardening
  • Summer Sessions
  • Parent & toddler group
  • One-off events 

I like tasting these veg I haven’t had since I was a kid. It’s good taking them home to try cooking them.

Joe – attendee

At present Root ‘N’ Fruit is only open during session and event times to ensure that a staff member or volunteer is available. Keep an eye out on our Facebook page and the what’s on section of the website to find out what’s coming up.

We are always open to new ideas for projects, sessions and events so if you have any suggestions on how we can grow our Root ‘N’ Fruit community then get in touch with Middleport Matters.