COMMUNITY PROJECTS

Vinery Road and Burnside allotments support a number of community, charitable and research projects.

For those not in the know, here is a little information about what is going on.



Soil and Waste in Cambridge

My name is Kim Graham and I am a doing an MSc in Agroecology and Food Security at Coventry University. I live in Cambridge and am passionate about supporting local food systems, and so I am doing my final thesis around this. This questionnaire is designed to help me learn more about the practices of people who grow in allotments and community gardens in Cambridge to do with soil and waste. By completing this questionnaire, you will help me understand how soil nutrition and waste recycling may be contributing to a more environmentally friendly and socially equitable food system locally. Thanks very much for your interest, and if you would like to know more about the research project, get involved further with it, or simply have any questions, feel free to contact me at grahamk6@uni.coventry.ac.uk.

The link to the questionnaire is: https://coventry.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/cgsmembersquestionnaire, and you need the password KGMSC2018 to access it.

Let me know if you have any questions about this and many thanks again for your help.

Best wishes,

Kim

Diabetes UK
Tina, one of the Burnside allotment holders, has been doing her bit (and more besides) for Diabetes UK. Here she tells us what she has been up to and how you can help.

Amphibians
Kate Lewis, an MSc Conservation student at the University College of London, is studying Cambridge allotments to ascertain how important they are as terrestrial habitat for amphibians and reptiles. Her final report is now in.

Cherry Hinton Brook and its Friends
As most Burnside allotments plotholders know, particularly those who use the Burnside gate, Cherry Hinton Brook runs along the north side of the allotments, alongside Snakey Path and Burnside itself...

 

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Registered address

The Vinery Road Permanent Allotment Society
21 St Matthews Gardens
Cambridge
CB1 2PH