Category: News


New Pump at Welshmill

Posted on 29th April, by allotments in News. No Comments

The new water pump at Welshmill has been installed and is ready to use.

Please do handle it with care – we want to use it throughout the summer months. A big thanks to Ricky Anderson, one of our volunteers, for installing it and getting it going.


Get Growing 2017 A free Growing club for parents and carers at Vallis First and St Louis Primary Schools.

Posted on 20th March, by allotments in Courses, Events, News. No Comments

Get Growing 2017
A free Growing club for parents and carers at Vallis First and
St Louis Primary Schools.

Who is it for? Beginners with little or no previous experience in growing.
Do you want to: Get more exercise? Eat more healthily? Improve your growing skills? Save money? Meet new people?
What do you learn? You will learn how to grow food, from soil preparation and planting out, to looking after your crops at home and harvesting. We will give you good ideas on how to grow crops with your children at home. We will share advice and share recipes on how to cook the food we’ve grown.
Where? On the community plot at Welshmill Allotments Frome.

When? The session is weekly on Thursdays 12.45 -2.45. The first session is Thursday 20th April. We will run sessions throughout the growing season.

Do I have to … Read More »


FAA Newsletters

Posted on 13th March, by allotments in News. No Comments

13th March 2017

FAA Newsletter June 2017

It’s a busy time of year on our various sites and it’s good to see so much progress being made with plots.

Open Days

In July, some of our sites will be opening as part of Frome Festival’s Hidden Gardens. Orchard Street opens on Friday 7th July, Mendip View and North Hill open on Saturday 8th while Welshmill opens on Sunday 9th July.

Muriel Jones opens as part of the NGS (National Garden Scheme) on Tuesday 4th July https://www.ngs.org.uk/find-a-garden/garden/33166/

Last year we raised over £650 for various cancer, nursing and gardening charities through opening as part of this scheme. The full story of our opening, with photos, can be found in the July edition of Kitchen Garden magazine, currently on sale.

Help is needed both before and on the open days. Please contact your site … Read More »


Frome Allotment Association AGM 2017

Posted on 20th February, by allotments in Events, News. No Comments

A date has been fixed for this year’s AGM for FAA members. It’s Trinity Church Hall, March 29th at 7pm.
As usual members will receive a letter in the post along with the invoice for your plot rental. See you there.


Frome Potato Day and Seed Swap 2017

Posted on 19th February, by allotments in Events, News. No Comments

The Frome Potato Day and Seed Swap will be on Sunday 26th February 2017, from 10am – 2pm, at the Cheese and Grain, Market Yard, Frome, £2 Entry

Recommended for seed potatoes from Pennard Plants.


Moorland Gold Organic Compost for sale

Posted on 9th February, by allotments in News. No Comments

Vallis Veg are buying in some 40l Moorland Gold organic compost and will have about 30 bags available to sell on for £7.95 each. If you are interested then contact Cordelia Rowlatt directly at
info@vallisveg.co.uk


No Dig Dowding in Frome

Posted on 16th January, by allotments in Events, News. No Comments


NGS Open Day 2016 Muriel Jones Allotments -£660 raised for charity

Posted on 14th July, by allotments in Events, News. No Comments

The weather was on our side when we opened Muriel Jones Allotments on 5th July as part of the NGS(National Garden Scheme).

A big thanks to all of our plot holders and members who made it such a success. The site looked great and people were impressed. One visitor said, “It certainly lived up to the NGS description in the handbook.”

Visitors chatted to plot holders, ate cake, drank tea and took away ideas. 95 people came through the gate and we raised £660 for NGS charities. It was certainly well worth doing!

Critchill School, who have a plot on the site, did some digging and strimming and chatted to visitors.

On Saturday we supported Hidden Gardens of Frome by opening three other allotment sites – North Hill and Orchard Street and for the very first time Mendip … Read More »


More Open Days at Frome Allotments

Posted on 28th June, by allotments in Events, News. No Comments


Open Day NGS Muriel Jones Fields

Posted on 24th June, by allotments in Events, News. 1 Comment




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