Harrogate Green Party do their bit to help villagers at allotments
Harrogate District Green Party has launched a Community Allotment at Arnold Warneken's smallholding in Cowthorpe, ten miles from Harrogate
Six families from the village in the Harrogate district tend their own plot, taking care to follow social distancing and using their own tools
Arnold says “Being outside in the spring sunshine, listening to birdsong, and watching the butterflies in the breeze really helps people to adjust mentally to new unfamiliar lifestyles.
"As a bonus in a few weeks time, we can harvest our first crops to help feed ourselves, with everything from radishes to rocket to runner beans”
“I am a great believer in taking practical steps to build a strong community - it can be lonely living in a rural village even in normal times, with no public transport, shop, pub or meeting place”
“With the added pressure of Covid-18, some people are really struggling to cope, and in addition to the medicine deliveries I organise, the team also helps to send out food parcels from Wetherby and Boroughbridge Food Banks."
Please contact [email protected] if you know someone who needs help.
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