A Bit About Us
Since our founding in 2009 the VAHA allotments have matured into an established allotment garden with 34 half plots, some further subdivided into quarter and eighth plots. A variety of crops are grown from mixed vegetables to fruit trees, berries and flowers. We have an active committee who meet regularly to schedule maintenance, make improvements to the site and organise events.
"Keep Calm and Grow Vegetables"
The VAHA committee regularly meet throughout the year. The role of the committee is to manage the allotment site so that it is well maintained, safe for our members and that the rules are followed. If you would like to contact the committee please send a message via the contract form at the bottom of this webpage.
The association was formally created in June 2009 in direct response to the Verwood Amenities committee reporting that there was no local allotment Association.
In September 2013 VAHA was delighted to sign a contract with Verwood Town Council, allowing the association to establish an allotment site in Verwood. Please see photo of how our site has developed from a field over-run with rabbits, to what has become an established allotment site.
In 2017 we planted a native wildlife friendly hedgerow along the boundary of the allotment plots. A mixed variety of bird friendly berries were selected including:
Hawthorn, Blackthorn, Field Maple, Alder,
Wild Privet, Wild Cherry, Bird Cherry, Guelder Rose,
Spindle and Juneberry
The hedge has established really well and has been trimmed back to encourage thickening. This spring should bring a profusion of berries and encourage a wide variety of wildlife to the site.