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Volunteers are providing food for thought – by helping with the opening of new community allotments in Sheffield.

The National Trust has opened a community allotment plot on Hagg Lane, Crosspool, after a team of volunteers spent several months making the site safe.

The plot, which overlooks Rivelin Valley, has been developed in conjunction with Sheffield Organic Food Initiative and has growing spaces for fruit and vegetables, fruit trees and a polytunnel.

Younger volunteers are now being urged to get involved in the project every Tuesday and Wednesday, between 10.30am and 3.30pm.

Rachel Mora-Bannon, Peak District volunteer programmes manager, said: “We are hoping to get schools, especially sixth-form pupils, involved in organic food growing. Many volunteers are experienced gardeners from Longshaw Kitchen Garden and will be able to share their knowledge and expertise with the young people.”

Jon Stewart, Peak District general manager, said: “We wanted to make the link between how close the Peak District is to Sheffield and we wanted an opportunity for young people to engage with the land and nature.”

n For details, email rachel.mora-bannon@nationaltrust.org.uk

 

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