Rowden House is looking for gardeners to give up their time to come to the home to work alongside residents on their raised flower beds. They are also looking to have a vegetable patch and use the produce in the kitchen.
If this is something you would be able to help with, for a couple of hours a week, then please contact Natasha Weston on 07740116258.
There will be land available for volunteers to have their own vegetable plots if they wish.
Frome Allotment Association’s 2016 AGM is on Wednesday 23rd March at 7.00 pm. Trinity Church Hall is the venue.
Members have been sent an agenda by post.
Gracewell of Frome has presented Welshmill Allotments with two beautiful new benches. The care home, formerly Rossetti House, and the allotments are neighbours on the banks of the River Frome and they like to share their resources with each other.
Gracewell residents regularly drop over to the allotments to enjoy some gardening on the raised beds, while the allotment association use the care home for meetings. “It’s great to have a friendly relationship with our neighbours,” said Andy Wilson of Frome Allotment Association. “These benches will be used not just by Gracewell residents, but also by pupils at Vallis and St,Louis schools who have plots on the site and by their parents and other visitors. We’re quite a sociable lot !The benches have been sourced locally and are strong enough to last for many years.”
Our new raised beds at Muriel Jones Fields are almost complete. They are designed for use by less mobile and disabled gardeners and are on a level site close to the car park. Wheelchair users will be able to access the plots with ease.
If you are interested in renting one of these plots then please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The cost of renting a plot is £25 a year and gardeners must be resident in Frome. There are 8 beds available for rent.
The Muriel Jones site at Birchill Lane, Frome has 98 plots. There is also a toilet which is fully accessible to disabled gardeners. In addition, our new viewing area is almost complete. From here gardeners can enjoy views across the river and into the trees, with Cley Hill in the distance.
Last week’s Annual General Meeting was packed to the rafters with members old and new.
The meeting was led by Rick Anderson, as Neil Cameron was away due to a family bereavement. Things were kicked-off with a big thank you to the committee members and all the volunteers who’d helped to make 2013 a great year from Frome Allotments.
Complete minutes from the meeting by secretary Mary Darville will follow. But here are some of the highlights from 2013 and a few snap shots of the meeting.
2013 in recap
Frome Allotments will no longer pay a rental fee to Frome Town Council, as we have taken on more of the site management. This includes general maintenance, fencing, etc.
Our bid for funding from Frome Development Committee Interest Company was successful.
Rossetti House (Gracewell Homes) have also granted … Read More »
AGM 2014, Frome Allotment Association is on Wednesday 26th March at 7.30 p.m. at Trinity Church Hall
Late in 2012, Frome Development CIC and Frome Town Council purchased a piece of land in Birchill Lane, now known as the Muriel Jones Field, to be used as allotments and public open space. Nearly 100 allotments have been created, and the growing season is in full swing.
So, it’s time for a celebration!
You are invited to get together for a short, and very informal ribbon-cutting on Sunday, 15th September, at 1.00 p.m. This will be followed by a bring-your-own picnic so please bring food and drink, a rug and keep your fingers crossed for sunshine.