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Read more here about The Cottingham High School Community Allotment Project.

Our project will focus on bringing together the past, present and future generations of the village of Cottingham, through gardening and working together on an allotment scheme.

With the epidemic of loneliness in society ever increasing in both young and older generations, we have a moral responsibility to bring our generations together so that they can learn from and connect with each other.

Through the opportunity of sharing stories and enjoying the company, wisdom and unique insight that different generations have to offer, new friendships can be forged and horizons and aspirations allowed to blossom. This will allow the growth of mutual respect whilst minimising ageism.

We have many budding gardeners without their own garden and huge allotment waiting lists. Here at Cottingham High School, we have a large area of untended land that will be put to this great purpose, helping the development of the school in becoming a community hub.

There is an ethical need to educate the younger generations about the ever-growing need for sustainable food and green areas. Has there ever been a better time to break out your wellies, wheelbarrow, forks and trowels and come together? 

To get this scheme off the ground when we are able to, the Coop have very kindly set us up on their Coop Membership Local Community Fund to receive 2% from all purchases made up to October 2021 if you have designated us as your chosen community fund.  If you would like support this project, please click on the link here.

Thank you for your continued support!