Transition & Permaculture Hull has longstanding links with Constable Street Field. We held vegetable growing sessions there with local children for a few years before the setting up of Friends of Constable Street Field, a residents organisation which is developing the field for community use. Transition and Permaculture Hull helped plant the orchard in the northern corner in 2014. Grant funding from Health Lottery ‘Peoples Health Trust’ and Hull CCG ‘Creating a Healthier Hull’ has been used for the creation of Constable Community Allotment at the south-west corner of the field. This is a secure growing area which is being developed with flat beds, raised beds and polytunnels. The first growing season was 2016, and vegetables, herbs, salad crops, fruit bushes and flower bulbs were planted Since then the site has installed water collection systems, a compost toilet, a cob-oven and better paths. Planning permission has been obtained in 2018 to build a roundhouse on the site to use for educational purposes.
Volunteer Sessions at Constable Community Allotment (weather permitting) are held regularly on Saturdays plus at other times during the week. Contact Lausanne for more information on 07816 141169.
Constable Community Allotment is also used as a venue for a variety of workshops e.g Herbal Remedies, Willow Weaving, Green Woodworking. It was also used as the venue for Hull City of Permaculture, a one-day event celebrating permaculture in 2017 when Hull was City of Culture.
In 2019 Constable Community Allotment offered an organic vegetable box scheme during the summer months for local residents willing to sign up as supporters of the allotment.
Friends of Constable Street Field has a Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/Friends-of-Constable-Street-Field-147736172079143/
Constable Community Allotment has a website, set up in 2018 and still under development: http://www.constableallotment.org.uk/
page updated 8 May 2018