Molescroft Grange Community Allotments
We set up Molescroft Grange Community Allotments with help from the Lottery’s Awards for All early in 2012. This is on a four-acre field near the main farm which was too small to be ideal for the large machinery in modern arable farming. This has been a great success with all the plots let within days and a large waiting list at the moment. The Molescroft Grange Allotment Society which is run by the members has a blog here and can be contacted by email firstname.lastname@example.org
We were very lucky to be awarded funding from the Lottery’s Awards for All which allowed the allotments to be affordable to most people.
The allotments are run by the Not-For-Profit arm of the main farm - Molesfarm Community Projects. This business also receives funding for transport to Open Farm School Days for less well-off school children. This year transport has been very kindly funded by Gleadell Agriculture and in the past the Yorkshire Agricultural Society has also helped with funding for this.
If you are interested in setting up your own allotments please get in touch if you would like some advice. We think more farms should do allotments as it is great fun meeting lots of enthusiastic people and much easier and more rewarding than you might imagine.
Please email mgallotments to reserve a plot (link above).