South Hoxton allotments up for grabs

The micro-allotments in Chart Street

The micro-allotments in Chart Street - Credit: Archant

New plots on a community allotment will be up for grabs for South Hoxton residents who want to grow their own healthy, delicious fruit and veg.

Community project, Vacant Lot, is holding an open day to allocate the micro-allotment plots in Chart Street.

Looking after a plot offers a practical solution to ever increasing food costs, an opportunity to nutritious food and a chance to socialise with neighbours.

Vacant Lot is a project facilitated by What If Projects with the aim of transforming neglected and unused spaces on inner city housing estates into environments that provide neighbourhoods with the basic of requirements of outside space, a place to grow food and a place to socialise.

So far the project has created 20 lots across London and over two acres of new space for communities to grow their own food.

The open day takes place on Saturday March 1 from 11am to 5pm.

Vacant Lot also runs courses and will be holding a drop-in introduction to growing organic vegetables on Saturday March 29 from 11am to 4:30pm which is free to plot holders and otherwise £3.