Plater Group donates fertilizer to local allotments
Glossop based Plater Group has donated 2,000 litres of liquid fertilizer, manufactured in-house, to the Glossop Community Allotment who have kindly shared the product with GAFA – Glossopdale Action For Allotments who manage around 130 plots in the local area.
Allotments have provided a much needed outlet during the pandemic and interest has flourished.
During the last few months, a lot of people have been struggling with isolation and many gardeners have said their allotments have been like a 'haven' whilst we have been in lockdown, keeping them mentally and physically active.
It’s a great way to get fit, eat well and enjoy the great outdoors and has proved a real benefit for people isolating to be able to interact with others at a safe distance.
Demand for the allotment plots has sky-rocketed in recent months due to the coronavirus pandemic, with vacant plots quickly snapped up and a waiting list of people looking to get started on theirs.
“It’s really encouraging that people want to grow their own fruit and vegetables” commented Plater Group Technical Director Richard Sykes, “and if our product assists in the cultivation and increase of their crops then we are happy to help at this time when community spirit is vitally important in our neighbourhood.”
“Plater Group has been really supportive of all three allotment sites,” added Dave Sudworth of the Glossop Community Allotment. “They have provided us with lots of pallets and containers used for water butts over the last three years. The donation of this liquid fertilizer will provide every plot holder with increased yields over the coming years and we are very grateful for the continued support of our good neighbour.”