Located within the Dr Pitt Allotments in Bedlington, this large, accessible allotment garden has been specifically designed for use by elderly and disabled people as well as children of school age.
The allotment includes raised beds, block paving and a large poly tunnel which provides shelter as well as an indoor work area for use on rainy days.
All of this makes access easier for a wheelchair user in order to navigate their way around the garden. The allotment gives its users the ability to continue with their gardening hobbies in a safe and accessible environment. It offers a social setting where individuals with joint interests can chat and “work together”. Vegetable products are nurtured and grown by the users which are then distributed amongst them.
The allotment also educates and informs its users of the processes involved with vegetation, floral displays and photosynthesis.
This project provides volunteer opportunities for individuals looking to enhance their CV as well as providing a current reference for employers.