Our site is about the size of eight full sized allotments and approx 2000 square metres. We are based at the bottom of a large allotment site with about 250 plotholders. The land belongs to Bristol City Council but has been run by an independent allotment association – Horfield and District Allotment Association for over 100 years.
We’ve got over 40 raised beds of different sizes and grow vegetables and flowers. A large bed for soft fruit, a massive big manky mound left over from the building work that we use for growing willow, and a edible forest based on permaculture principles. We have two poly tunnels which provide food all year round.on.
In 2014 we built the BIshopston Bale House – with mud sweat and tears… and strawbales! So we have an indoor space to get warm in the winter and it means that we can run our toddler groups etc all year round