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

Wednesday, 22nd April 2020, 5:38 pm
Updated Wednesday, 22nd April 2020, 5:40 pm

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”

Hands-on support - Harrogate District Geen Party working with residents of Cowthorpe on the new Community Allotments with Arnold Warneken, Green Campaigner for the Ainsty area on the right. Also pictured are Derm Tanner, Wendy & Matilda Wright, Anthony and Val Hackworth, Shaun Stothard, Steve Jeffries.

“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."

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