HARROGATE DISTRICT GREEN PARTY says: ”YES to practical action - let's get growing!”

23 April 2020

Harrogate District Green Party has just launched a Community Allotment at Arnold Warneken's smallholding in Cowthorpe near Wetherby.  Six families from the village tend their own plot, taking care to follow social distancing and using their own tools

Arnold says “Being outside in the spring sunshine, listening to birdsong, and watching the butterflies in the breeze really helps people to adjust mentally to new unfamiliar lifestyles.  And as a bonus in a few weeks time, we can harvest our first crops to help feed ourselves, with everything from radishes to rocket to runner beans”

“I am a great believer in taking practical steps to build a strong community  - it can be lonely living in a rural village even in normal times, with no public transport, shop, pub or meeting place”

“With the added pressure of COVID, some people are really struggling to cope, and in addition to the medicine deliveries I organise, the team also helps to send out food parcels from Wetherby & Boroughbridge Food Banks.  Please do contact me on arnold@selby.greenparty.org.uk if you know someone who needs help” he finishes



Address: Goosemoor Organics, Warfleld Lane, Cowthorpe



Attached Allotment.jpg: Arnold on his tractor, working with residents of Cowthorpe on the new Community Allotments

Arnold Warneken, Green Campaigner for the Ainsty,  is on the right.  Others are Derm Tanner, Wendy & Matilda Wright, Anthony & Val Hackworth, Shaun Stothard, Steve Jeffries



Press Officer: Alex Marsh: 01423 358098           press@selby.greenparty.org.uk

Campaigner: Arnold Warneken 07702 121386 arnold@selby.greenparty.org.uk


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