Haltwhistle Growing Together Community Allotment 

Next Events

Saturdays throughout July and August - Open planting sessions 10am to 1pm - Drop in or stay throughout, do jobs or just chat - everyone welcome.

Saturday 13th August - Vindolanda The impact of climate change on archaeology and landscape / Magna Tour / Film / Roman Army museum 

Saturday 24th September - Foraging day at Vindolanda

tbc - Talk/workshop - Spiders! Make a bug hotel

tbc - Roman Christmas (Saturnalia) table decorations

January 2023 date tbc - Talk/workshop - Identifying garden birds; Make a willow weave bird feeder

The Community Allotment project continues to develop in the garden at Hillside Youth and Community Centre located at the bottom of the school drive (NE49 9AU). Planting days are every Saturday between 10am and 1pm and anyone is welcome to just drop in or stay as long as they like. 

We've planted fruit trees including apple, pear, plum and crab apple, blackcurrant, redcurrant, whitecurrant, gooseberry and blackberry bushes, rasberry canes and strawberries. Vegetables planted include potatoes, onions, beans, peas and herbs.

We also run free workshops and talks which have so far included wreath making, using a slow cooker, Vertical Veg, and a Roman Food Workshop, learnt about trees, medicinal herbs, hay meadows and peat bogs. More are planned. For more information email Abigail Cheverst our part time Community Development worker at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 01434 321242.

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The project is funded by Karbon Homes Community Fund for Haltwhistle and the Haltwhistle Partnership.

Below are photos from the fruit tree planting day.

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Members of the Haltwhistle Karbon Community Fund Steering Group with Community Allotment volunteers and Karbon Homes staff launching the project at Hillside