Space to grow

13 Sep 2013

Thanks to a £25,000 grant from Tesco, the Salvation Army has successfully transformed an area of unused land in the Chesterton area of Newcastle into a brand new set of allotment plots.

We know how important it is to be a good neighbour in every community in which we operate. That means responding to local concerns and working to help create prosperous, thriving local communities. As part of this, we actively seek to recognise areas of the community in need and see how we can help.

Thanks to a £25,000 grant from Tesco, the Salvation Army has successfully transformed an area of unused land in the Chesterton area of Newcastle into a brand new set of allotment plots.

As well as individual plots for use by local residents to grow fresh produce, there is also a separate community allotment where people can grow vegetables which will be used in the kitchens at the local Salvation Army centre. The allotment will also be used for teaching horticultural skills and any surplus produce from the plot will be sold in the local community.

We think that this is a fantastic project which puts unused land to good use. It’s a place where the community can come together to grow their own fresh fruit and veg and have fun in the process.