Grounds for celebrations


When members of Wetheral Methodist Church in Cumbria heard that the parish council was looking for land to create some new allotments, they thought their old Chapel Field would be the perfect spot.  

The prospective allotment holders came along with their partners to clear the site, dig up the earth and lay paths. In just a few months the allotments had taken shape and were ready for planting.  

Having been just a patch of weedy waste ground before, the chapel field is now a neat and tidy hive of industry, and a talking point in the village.   

Allotment holders grow everything from potatoes and onions to leeks, beans and sprouts. They even donate some of the produce each year for the harvest festival, which must hold the record for the most locally sourced produce in the whole country! 

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