Allotment holders show off their plots in Sheffield

The Conservation Volunteers (TCV) hosted an open day at an allotment plot on the High Wicobank Allotment site. Our picture shows TCV's Sarah Emberson (second left) and Hope charity's Sheena Clarke (sixth left) with volunteers.
The Conservation Volunteers (TCV) hosted an open day at an allotment plot on the High Wicobank Allotment site. Our picture shows TCV's Sarah Emberson (second left) and Hope charity's Sheena Clarke (sixth left) with volunteers.
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Gates to allotments in Sheffield have been opened to the public to raise awareness about growing food.

Gardeners at Manor Allotments, off City Road, opened up their plots as part of the annual Allotment Soup celebration.

Manor Allotments held open day, inviting visitors along to look around and take part in a variety of events, including willow weaving, and to listen to music. Our picture shows Annie Anthony-Mays with some of her art work.

Manor Allotments held open day, inviting visitors along to look around and take part in a variety of events, including willow weaving, and to listen to music. Our picture shows Annie Anthony-Mays with some of her art work.

The year’s theme was The Cycling Year, and as well as looking around colourful allotments, visitors took part in a variety of activities including willow weaving, apple-pressing and story-telling sessions.

They also got to view the imaginative entries in the decorated bike competition.

The Conservation Volunteers hosted an open day on their allotment off Windmill Lane, Firth Park, to encourage more people to help out.

The volunteers took over the running of the allotment from charity Hope in April and regular sessions are held on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Project officer, Sarah Emberson, said: “It was a really great day. It was about attracting new volunteers and saying thanks to our current volunteers who have been working hard since April.

“We had a barbecue and some really lovely food and planted some fruit trees.”

Anyone who wishes to volunteer should contact Sarah on 07740899583 or email s.emberson@tcv.org.uk