Totally Locally Scarborough launches community allotment project with Stepney Hill Farm

141214'Totally Locally Allotment'Cutting the turf at the start of the new allotment project are,from left,Dave Balmford,Sheila Johnson,Roger Burnett,Frank Whittle,Ken Elbourne and Amy Kilshaw.'Picture by Neil Silk'19/03/14
141214'Totally Locally Allotment'Cutting the turf at the start of the new allotment project are,from left,Dave Balmford,Sheila Johnson,Roger Burnett,Frank Whittle,Ken Elbourne and Amy Kilshaw.'Picture by Neil Silk'19/03/14
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From small acorns do mighty oaks grow.

This message could describe the Totally Locally Scarborough movement and now its allotment project.

The group has joined with Ashley Tyson at Stepney Hill Farm to start the The Totally Locally Scarborough Community Allotment, where people can grow vegetables to sell themselves, with Mr Tyson already committing to purchasing a percentage of the produce.

Totally Locally co-founder Jo Swift said: “The Totally Locally Scarborough Community Allotment is exactly as it says.

“I’m personally excited as it will provide a beautiful space which could prove benefit a lot of people. You can input as little or as much as you like, and need absolutely no experience as there will be people always on hand to help and point in the right direction.

“We will be growing locally sourced seed and plants, and giving a percentage back into the community, such as schools, nursing homes, food banks.

“We are very grateful to Clock Handyman, Dean’s Garden Centre and Yorkshire Coast Homes for their very generous donations to enable us to get started. Peter J Stephenson of Lifelong Steel Sheds Ltd and Leopold Lodge have also donated £250 towards the cost of tools.”

Mr Tyson added: ““e are thrilled to be a part of this community project as I know just how important it is to support the local community, it is a great initiative and is fantastic to see so many local people coming together to help build what began as such as simple idea and help to turn it in to such a benefit to the community.”

A digging day is being held from 10am to 5pm on Saturday for anyone who wants to get involved. For more information email totallylocallyscarborough@gmail.com or visit www.facebook/totallylocallyscarborough.