Duston Parish Council has its very own community allotment – The Grow Together Allotment (TGTA) is on the Berrywood Road allotment site and is managed by Jenny from Youth Inspired, helped by our lovely volunteers.

The aim is to develop the allotment into a community facility for all ages encouraging young and old to work together. We took possession of the allotment on 1st April 2016 and in just a few months the space has been transformed.

Local business Travis Perkins has not only donated materials, including a shed, but has spent time volunteering to help get the allotment in working order. On the 1st June Stuart Linnell from Radio Northampton came out to interview volunteers young and old. We celebrated with a grand opening on the 16th June marking the occasion by planting a fruit tree kindly donated by Golby's and creating a herb garden with herbs given to us by Perkins Florist.

The Grow Together Allotment won a Judges Award at the East Midlands in Bloom Awards which were held in Mansfield on 14 September 2016 plus 2 further Gold awards at Northampton in Bloom and were also part of the East Midlands in Bloom Silver Award for 2019. Well done to all involved

In October 2016 we secured the extra 3 poles that join the allotment. This makes our plot 10 poles which is the standard size for an allotment.

Manure on an allotment

Manuring for the new season

Rolls of grass turf

Turf ready to lay a new path

Wheelbarrow on the allotment