Allotment

For those who perhaps don't know, for the last three years Rumbletums has an allotment at the Kimberley School. Our crops last year included potatoes, runner beans, cabbages, beetroot, parsnips as well as strawberries, blackberries, plums and figs.  It's always a fun atmosphere and our volunteers and young people work alongside each other to their individual strengths and abilities.
We are proud to say that we have never used any weed killer or chemicals, but this means that we are still constantly fighting the weeds!!

Saturday Work Parties

Our work parties are usually on a Saturday morning, once a month. They are a mixture of trainees at Rumbletums who come with their families, as well as a group of volunteers who come specifically for the allotment sessions.

Bags of Help

In 2017 we decided to apply to the Tesco ‘Bags of Help’ award at Rumbletums allotment. The award is given for environmental and community outdoor schemes and we fitted the bill. When our application was accepted our cause went forward to the store voting system in which customers are asked to vote for their preferred cause. We were delighted to come top of the poll last summer and receive a grant towards the development of our allotment. We planned our ideas with all our members able to give their ideas. In particular, we wanted to improve our communal seating areas and improve access where paths had become muddy. We also decided to fix the greenhouse and build a poly tunnel in which to grow herbs and salad for Rumbletums Café.

It's been very exciting to see all the changes happening especially as we enter the new growing season. It would be great to see more trainees and their families take part in our monthly sessions. If you are interested in taking part why not ask for more information at Rumbletums Café.