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The Dug Out

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Participants work on the Allotment
Allotment Allotment

Opened in 2021, Derby County Community Trust's community allotment ‘The Dug Out’ is based at Little Chester Allotments – supporting a variety of participants of all ages and benefiting their mental and physical health.  

Based centrally at Little Chester Allotments, Mansfield Road, ‘The Dug Out’ is an ongoing long term project, growing fruit and vegetables for participants to enjoy at home and donate to local causes, including within our own programmes - from healthy eating in schools to our popular monthly lunch club. 

The project also welcomes participants living with dementia, and their carers as part of our partnership with Making Space UK. The plot is also fully accessible, with raised beds, a summerhouse and a polytunnel. Ensuring that is a truly inclusive space which anyone can attend and enjoy the benefits of gardening, gain support and make new friends along the way. At our sessions you can expect to be sowing seeds, planting veg, socialising, crafting in our summerhouse, bug hunting.   

Produce grown on the plot will also be given back to the community, donated to organisations such as food banks and schools, where pupils will also get the opportunity to come and work on the plot as part of their educational journey. 

Our Dug Out sessions are for anyone who wants to get outside and enjoy nature to whatever level they’re comfortable with whether that be getting hands on in the soil or enjoying nature from the comfort of our summerhouse.   

If you’re interested in attending these sessions or would like more information, get in touch with us below. 

Our Dug Out sessions take place each Monday and Wednesday, 1-3pm.  

For more information, email [email protected] or fill in the form below.

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