At our committee meeting on 2nd October, we decided unanimously to ban bonfires on all of our sites with immediate effect.
We came to this decision for the following reasons
• Complaints from neighbouring properties
• Regard for our fellow plot holders
• Regard for the environment
We believe that it is reasonable to expect plot holders to compost as much waste material as possible. Material which you feel is not compostable should be taken off site and disposed of responsibly.
Chair Frome Allotment Association
From admission charges and sale of refreshments, we managed to raise £325 for the good causes supported by the NGS ( National Garden Scheme.)
Where your money goes
In 2020 we will not be opening the site. After four very successful years, we have decided to take a fallow one.
Active and in Touch are having an ‘Active Autumn Lunch’.
A lunch that people have contributed to by either growing the vegetables that are being eaten, or cooking them in various classes leading up to the main event. A weekend of cookery and ending in a lunch on a Sunday afternoon that everyone of all ages can enjoy.
FAA members are welcome to come to the cookery workshops and to the lunch. Also if anyone has any spare vegetables they are finding hard to to get rid of, Active and in Touch will welcome whatever it is! They need more veg, pumpkins, beetroot, anything!
It’s difficult to believe that Muriel Jones Field Allotments at Birchill Lane have now been open for more than six years. Frome Allotment Association’s largest site will be opening the gates on Tuesday 9th July from 11.00 a.m -5.00p.m as part of the NGS (National Gardens Scheme).
“Six years ago, this was just a field covered in grass,” said Frome Allotment Chair, Neil Cameron. “It’s now home to around 100 plots where members enjoy growing a wide range of fruit and vegetables in a variety of ways. No two plots look alike. We’ve achieved so much in the last few years, thanks to a terrific community spirit where everyone helps one another.”
While the plots are the main attraction, the setting is also special as the 5 acre site gently slopes down to the River … Read More »
There is some free farmyard manure at Wanstrow – about 5 miles from Frome. You will need to provide your own bags or trailer but there is no charge for the manure.
Ring 07803 029482 and leave a message on the answerphone.
You are more than welcome to come along to one or more of our open days.
And once again we are opening four of our sites as part of Hidden Gardens Frome
Friday 6th July
Saturday 7th July
Sunday 8th July
Whether you are fairly new to Welshmill or have been a plot holder for a long time you will know that a consistent supply of water has always been a problem.
We have tried a variety of different hand pumps with varying degrees of success. The last one was very effective when working but has needed regular repair and maintenance.
It was with this in mind that the committee decided to investigate the possibility of a mains water supply. The cost of bringing a supply to the site is approximately £2,500. It will then cost a further £2,500 to install the necessary pipework and standpipes. A total cost of approximately £5,000.
The committee has decided to go ahead with the complete project. The work will be paid for from our own funds and from grants we have been awarded.
The water supply … Read More »
The AGM for members of Frome Allotment Association will be on Wednesday April 4th 7pm at Trinity Main Hall. An agenda will be sent out in advance.
A show at Rook Lane Chapel this Thursday.”Three Acres And A Cow” – a history of land rights and protest in folk song and story.
We have been told it’s generally very popular with people involved in growing their own food or working the land in general.
You can hear about how things went last year via this Kitchen Garden podcast
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