Darnall Allotment Project is a community growing project, aimed at improving health and wellbeing, promoting community involvement and social inclusion in the area. Situated at Infield Lane allotments, behind High Hazels Park, Darnall Allotment Project holds regular sessions on the site with an emphasis on social activity whilst improving health and wellbeing. Volunteers help out with tasks around the plot and are encouraged to take home fruits and vegetables from the allotment. We love to hear what people have made with the crops they’ve taken home!
No responsibility here. I just zone in on my own little bit, and stuff in my life just disappear. I can just be in the space with other people who love gardening.E, Regular allotment participant
Vegetables and fruits grow in raised beds, making them more easily accessible. In recent years, the allotment has grown garlic, onions, leeks, swede, cabbages, broccoli, kale, tomatoes, peppers and oriental greens. In summer, berries, apples, pears, grapes and even bananas grow on the plot! There is a polytunnel for growing plants in need of protection or warmth. A composting toilet and a small indoor space are also available to anyone coming to the allotment sessions.
To have a look around the allotment, take a minute to watch this beautiful documentary film, made in autumn 2021 by Josh Nicholds, when he was a third year student in Digital Media Production. The documentary was a collaboration with Darnall Allotment Project, through Sheffield Hallam University, for his final year Creative Media project.
Darnall Well Being offers regular sessions at the allotment on Friday mornings, and in the warmer months, we often offer Dementia-friendly sessions there, too. Have a look at our Art on the Allotment post for an idea of they types of things we offer there!
If you’d like to get involved, please book before going to the allotment. We can refer you to the allotment, or you can contact them directly via 07415 025 919 (Sarah), email: email@example.com or complete their enquiry form: https://forms.gle/QYvvZK52EjJgnQLKA
To find Darnall Allotment Project, from the car park at High Hazels Park, walk along Infield Lane along the top of the park. Along the path, you will come to a gate at the allotment, with a poster giving contact details to gain access.
You can also use What3Words to locate the allotment: ///tame.item.even
This short, speeded-up video shows the way, too, if you want to watch it before you go along!