We have now officially launched Prospect Shopping Centre’s rooftop allotment and we are thrilled that it has been so well received by the local community, including regional media and Hull-based environmental charity EMS Yorkshire. What’s more, it is believed to be the first of its kind in Hull.
The community-led project boasts more than 10 plots of newly planted seeds and crops, which we are calling for volunteers to tend to until they are ready for harvesting, and eating!
The centre has already firmly established itself as environmental pioneers after being awarded gold by the Green Achiever Scheme for its eco-friendly best practices and is now in its third year of being landfill free.
Lee Appleton, centre manager at Prospect Shopping Centre Manager, said: “We all know the importance of creating a more sustainable environment and the creation of our rooftop allotment is a fantastic way of encouraging people to think about their food – from field to fork.
“Working in conjunction with local environmental charity, EMS, our aim is to encourage groups from our local communities to enjoy the benefits of planting and growing their own fruit and vegetables. The sense of pride and achievement when the results are in full flourish is another incentive to keep our volunteers actively involved in the coming months.”