Ruddington Paradise Allotments, co-ordinated by Rushcliffe Social Prescribing team, have received further grants from Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Reach Rushcliffe fund.
This will allow the group to purchase and install new raised beds in an unused part of the plot, enabling volunteers to easily plant and grow different vegetables.
A fruit cage was also bought to protect fruit bushes, which the group will purchase this autumn ready for growing and harvesting berries next summer.
The funding was additionally used to buy compost, soil, seeds and plants which are now growing. And to make the allotments eco-friendlier, guttering has been installed on a summer house on the site, which will harvest rainwater to water the plants.
A Ruddington based landscape gardener has been employed to help transform the space, including paving pathways to assist with accessibility for underrepresented groups, such as those with mobility problems.
The latest funding builds on the group’s first round of support in 2021, with the initial grant helping to purchase essentials and making the plot accessible.