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Dig for dinner: Allotment plots to grow fruit and veg

PUBLISHED: 01:16 03 October 2011 | UPDATED: 20:05 20 February 2013

Dig for dinner: Allotment plots to grow fruit and veg

Dig for dinner: Allotment plots to grow fruit and veg

Residents of a Kent village now have the chance to grow fruit and veg on their own community allotment plot

Residents of a Kent village now have the chance to grow fruit and veg on their own community allotment plot.


The National Trust team at Chartwell set up the scheme last year on an overgrown plot in Westerham as part
of a nationwide National Trust initiative to set up 1,000 allotments by 2012.


It aims to create a space for the local community on its doorstep to enable people without the time, funds or confidence to run their own allotment or growing space to get involved and, with the help of National Trust staff, grow their own on this plot. The project is being managed by Luke Ross, who lives in West Malling and came to the Trust as part of the Future Jobs Fund placement scheme. To continue the project the Trust now needs individuals and groups who would like to get involved to come forward. A share of the spoils in guaranteed as well as a friendly welcome and plenty of advice and guidance.


If you or your group is interested in getting involved, please contact Hannah.mcvey@nationaltrust.org.uk.

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