The Axbridge Community Allotment is for everyone in the Axbridge area who is interested in growing food and meeting new people. We welcome new members at any time.  

The allotment is here for people not only to grow food but also to grow friendships and learn new skills. 



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What is a Community Allotment? 

Our version of a community allotment is one where we all work on the allotment together, sharing both the work and the produce.  We do not have 'private space' on the allotment, but over our two sites there is room  for plenty of individual choice about what to grow and care for. We share out some of the main crops and just take fresh stuff as needed from others.  When the growing season really gets going there is often more than we can use!

 We generally have bonfires and barbeques around the Spring and Autumn equinoxes and the Summer solstice, and also a midwinter celebration sharing a meal together.

We have two sites, Bailiffs Wall  (privately rented) and Hillside (part of the main town allotments).  Bailiff's Wall is mainly taken up with raised beds, a polytunnel, and a great south-facing wall for fruit and flowers; Hillside has some open vegetable plots and a nicely maturing variety of fruit trees and bushes, with a vast view over the levels towards Glastonbury. 

  • Working with nature

    We aim to follow organic methods of gardening, and also follow some of the principles of permaculture - growing flowers and creating habitats to sustain and enhance the abundant wildlife on our sites.  There has been no use of pesticides or herbicides on our sites for many years.  We are trying to maintain pleasant, ecologically balanced spaces, not just functional vegetable plots.  For instance, here's winter sunlight on the regenerated pond at Bailiff's Wall . . .

The Axbridge Community Allotment Association is a project of the Sustainable Axbridge Network
Creating a Bioregional Approach for a sustainable future 
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