WE ARE PLEASED that you’ve shown interest in our group, the Chorlton on Medlock Allotment Society (COMAS), based in Manchester, UK just south of the city centre. It was formed in 2014 to turn any small plot of land into a productive site for vegetables, herbs and fruits.
Whether it be something you can grow on your balcony, your garden, the 25 plots of the Hartfield Close Allotments, or other parcels of land, there’s lots of potential to grow your own produce.
Some ideas for the society come from its Constitution:
- To develop a community group, within the boundaries of the Solutions for Brunswick (S4B) Public Finance Initiative (PFI) area, which promotes food growing as a productive and healthy activity.
- To work together as a community group to grow organic produce for the benefit of group members.
- To encourage opportunities for social networking among, but not limited to, the gardening community.
- To be used as a resource to help the wider community gain information about food growing.
- To help more people learn about the process of growing and eating healthy food.
- Exercise by digging, planting, carrying and general movement.
- Make more of the environment productively.
- Show an interest, care, concern and passion for the environment and so develop constructive feelings in oneself.
COMAS and S4B building works
The neighbourhood is in the process of regeneration with building and landscape developments which will see a great physical change.
Hartfield Close Allotments was opened in December 2018, Elizabeth Yarwood Court is due for demolition in the Winter of 2020-21 and Cray Walk Community Garden was handed over to COMAS for day-to-day maintenance by the Council in Spring 2020.