The Meadow Road Community Allottments, opened in April and co-ordinated by Stafford and Rural Homes (SARH) alongside Stafford Borough Council’s ‘family grow’ programme, held an end of season event to mark the seeds of success sown in its first six months.
Allotment holders at the site, which was unused for 30 years before being reclaimed as a mixture of community and family allotments, prepared a buffet on the team and took part in a vegetable competition with categories including largest, most unusual type, weirdest shaped and best basket, with certificates awarded by Mayor of Stafford Borough, Councillor Angela Loughran.
All six veggie baskets entered were donated to the House of Bread, which offers home-cooked meals for homeless and vulnerable people in Stafford and the surrounding area.
Chase Aqua Rural Enterprise, which aims to promote rural activities and education, held a scarecrow-making workshop and staff from B&Q Meir Park were on hand to teach people how to create their own wooden magazine racks.
B&Q donated £100 in vouchers as a prize for winners in the vegetable competition.