Release Date: 01-Apr-2010
Residents of two Huddersfield tower blocks will be able to grow their own fruit and vegetables this summer, thanks to a new allotment site that KNH has built near the flats at Berry Brow.
The site was officially opened by the Mayor of Kirklees, Cllr Julie Stewart-Turner at an event attended by residents from the flats as well as the surrounding areas of Newsome and Armitage Bridge.
Celebrating the opening of the Berry Brow allotments
As well as encouraging people to eat more healthily, the project will also encourage people of different ages and backgrounds to come together to work on the allotment.
Robin Taylor, Chair of the Two Towers Tenants and Residents Association, has been a driving force behind the allotment. He said: “Allotments are a great way to grow fresh food, get exercise and fresh air, and make new friends.
“We’ve had lots of people showing an interest in the plots and this is a really positive step forward for the community here.”
The Berry Brow allotment is just one of a number of ‘grow your own’ projects that KNH is developing on estates around Kirklees. Later this spring, KNH will also be building a number of raised beds in several retirement granges so that older residents can also benefit from growing their own produce.
Photo: the photo shows David Detraux (KNH Senior Estate Management Officer), the Mayor’s Consort, Darrel Turner, the Mayor of Kirklees, Cllr Julie Stewart-Turner, with members of an African drumming group who performed at the opening.