Young people involved in the Youth in Nature initiative in Hull have designed and developed an allotment at Edensand Road in the Hawthorne Ave area. The allotment has been developed on no-dig and companion-planting principles.
This year the allotment was nominated for an RHS School Gardening Team of the Year award, reached the final and achieved a Runners Up award. The following info is from the RHS website:
Young people in the Youth in Nature group live in some of the most deprived areas of the UK. Together, they have established a growing space at a local allotment site, with the young people designing and developing the area themselves. They regularly take part in community events, such as the Hull Harvest Festival and family fun days, where they share their plant knowledge with others and show how gardening can benefit the natural environment. The local council has been so impressed by their hard work, that they have awarded Youth in Nature three more allotment plots to work on.