Join the community of 500+ Rootians
Meadow Hill Fields, Croydon
grow FROM £9.99 PER MONTH
We're here to help you grow your future food no matter your experience!
Why Choose Roots Allotments?
We Grow with no chemicals or pesticides
Tools, seeds, events, plugs & more Included
A genuine Community of real friends
Were here to help you grow your own
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When you arrive you’ll be given a tour by your patch manager, you then choose your own No dig patch & will get a live demo on planting and have the chance to ask any questions before you get growing!
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29th October 6pm
5th November 6pm
12th November 6pm
WHY WE ARE DIFFERENT & MORE ACCESIBLE
When joining you have no need to buy a shed or any tools which saves you a lot of money upfront, plus you save on all the seeds, plug plants, and compost as we buy everything in bulk for the members.
- Your ready to plant no-dig composted patch
- Welcome pack + seeds
- Monthly growing information
- Access to growing tools
- Gardening courses + talks
- 30+ varieties of organic seed
- 10+ organic plug plants
- Growing courses, workshops and talks
- No need to spend hours and hours clearing your patch.
How to get there
Just a few things you'll grow at Roots Allotments
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Charlie Dowding's teachings don't just show you the destination they illuminate the path. With each session, participants are taken on a step-by-step exploration, starting from the foundational principles of soil health, moving to the intricacies of planting cycles, and culminating in the mastery of sustainable harvesting
Roots Member Events
Meet your patch manager
Frequently Asked Questions?
Once you become a member, you will receive logins for your online members area, where you can see all of our online courses and videos. You get all access to Lessons from Charles Dowding, Mitch Grows, Kate Four Acres.
No Dig Allotments that are easy pea-sy
No 5+ year waiting list
learn To Grow your own
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What our members say
Our Local Community Ethos
Healthy people and healthy planet
Did you know that produce loses up to 30% of its nutrients within 3 days of being picked? Shop bought food is wrapped in plastic and travels hundreds (if not thousands) of miles before hitting our plate. That’s not doing us, the planet or the soil any good. If we can all start small, then the impact is big! A no-dig allotment is a great way to start being less reliant on carbon & fossil fuel consuming food chains.
good vibes projects
The founders are comitted to their local commuities, in our home town Bath we have so far worked with local shools, NHS Hospitals, YMCA, Local Food Charities to feed the homeless & loads more. We gift patches to all local schools to bring their students down to learn to grow and we will teach them for free and pay for their travel to help the schools out. We know how tight the funding is at the moment. We try take a day off a month to go as a team to help build a new allotment or growing space in a place we feel needs it.
SURPLUS PRODUCE TO COMMUNITY PROJECTS
Our lovely sharing shelves are there for our growers to place any surplus produce, so that others can enjoy their bountiful harvest! Instead of just providing for the Roots community we also give surplus veg to the wider community via community products like CropDrop in Bath.
PATCHES FOR SCHOOLS
We give away free patches to schools in the local area to our sites to help children learn and reconnect with the land. We used to teach gardening at school decades ago and it's ancestral knowledge we're in danger of losing. It's so important for children to resonate and understand where their food comes from, kids who grow their own are twice as likely to eat all of their five a day.
SUPPORT BIG ISSUE WORKERS
We're really proud to have linked up with Big Issue on all our site builds so far to provide paid work to Big Issue workers. On our first site, we still have communication with those that helped us, and gave both of them a free patch for life. Our plan is to keep offering paid work to Big Issue workers to help build the site and with ongoing maintenance as we open up more sites across the country.
champs of no dig technique
We've teamed up with some incredible growing experts to get some incredible exclusive content for you all! The lessons vary from sowing seeds to making your own organic fertiliser. We were lucky enough to work with Kate (Four Acre Farm CSA), Charles Dowding and Mitch (Mitchgrows). These courses are all accessible on the member's area.
Seaweed Fertiliser coming soon
Charles Dowding is a Founder of Roots Allotments, the guys met him 3 months before our first ever site opened and started working together to create the