We take for granted that many of you will leave your gardens with tears in your eyes, and it only seems right that you have a chance to get your hands dirty here in your new home. So the idea of allotments* is pretty fixed in our minds. On the other hand if we’re wrong we want to know it. And if we’re right, does that mean a Meaford Haven Garden Club? Or is it just going to be quiet and individual? What other questions does this raise in your mind?

What follows is a list of possibilities that we would like you to rank on a five-scale according to how important or unimportant they are to your choice of living here or not.

Obviously one can add many features if one ignores cost. Since you are going to guide us with your answers, please bear in mind that the cost of community features will be absorbed into the home prices. To help guide your thinking we have included a $ value to each. $ is low cost, $$$$$ is very costly.

1. Raised beds $$
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2. Group storage and potting sheds $$$$
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3. Communal hose and spigot $$$
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4. Communal Hot House $$$$
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5. Beds everywhere, visible to all
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6. Beds tucked away visible to a few
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7. Group buying of plants and supplies
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8. Composters $$
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9. Benches in the garden areas $$
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10. Individual storage lockers near plots $$$
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11. Size of allotments

In order to be fair to all, it is likely that there will be a nominal charge for the allotments, so that one will pay according to their size. The allotments are also to be organic - no chemicals or pesticides.

This space is for you to add your thoughts, for instance, what else should be on this list? What have we missed that would make a meaningful difference to you? How should your garden grow?


Thank you,

 

Pierre Boiron

Developer

Allotment* (gardening) – is a plot of land made available for individual, non-professional gardening.

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