Other Food Growing Opportunities

Food growing, gardening and Green Care opportunities in NE Sheffield.

Green City Action

Takes volunteers for gardening on community allotments.
Benefits include:
  • Working with experienced gardeners
  • Use of tools and equipment
  • Share of the produce
  • Sourcing manure, fertilisers and seeds
  • Free refreshments
  • We also run food growing activities in local schools.

Based on Grimesthorpe allotments, off Grimesthorpe Road.  Entrance is opposite Torbay Road junction S4 8LE. Bus: take the 97/98 and alight at the end of Scott Road and its a short walk to Grimesthorpe Road.

Abbeyfield Park House, Abbeyfield Road, Sheffield S4 7AT.  Bus: 83, 83A, 88, 87, 75/76, 265, 3, 20/20A. Get off at Arnold Clark or top of Pitsmoor Road.

Hazel Conduit

Tel: 01142440353  

Email: hazel@greencityaction.org.uk



Hope Community Allotment

Offers people a chance to grow their own vegetables, learn new skills, get some exercise & make new friends. Also takes volunteers to help run sessions supporting adults with learning disabilities &/or mental health problems. This project is based on several allotment sites on Windmill lane, Firth Park.

High Wincobank Allotments, Windmill Lane, 3rd gate on right (plot 80). The Wednesday session takes place on Plot 86.

Bus: 3 (get off at junction of Bracken Road and Wincobank Avenue) and 75 (get off at junction of Bellhouse Road and Windmill Lane)


Tel: 0114 244 3357  

Mobile: 07792 605138

Email: memesheena@blueyonder.co.uk



Takes volunteers for gardening on community allotments.  Also runs activities with local schools and has piloted work in local residential care home.

Based on Norwood allotments, close to the Northern General hospital

Herries Rd, Firth Park, Sheffield S5 (pedestrian entrance on Burrows Drive)

Buses 1, 2, P1, P2, H1, 20/20A, 73, 83, 97/98


Diane Cocker 

Horticultural Support worker

Tel: 07799 851 888     

Email: diane@leafsheffield.org.uk


SAGE Greenfingers

Runs horticultural therapy and some arts activity sessions on 5 sites on Grimesthorpe allotments for adults with mental health needs.  Takes referrals from GP surgeries, counsellors, social workers, other vol sector agencies etc.  Also accommodates adults with chronic health problems and/or physical disability.  Will accept self referrals but assessment from a professional health practitioner will usually be sought.  Also welcomes volunteers to support gardening, cook and eat sessions and arts & craft activity.  

Grimesthorpe allotments, off Grimesthorpe Road.  Entrance is opposite Torbay Road junction S4 8LE.


For referrals ask for Louisa; for volunteering ask for Emma.  Or leave a message.

Tel: 0114 273 7718

Mobile: 07932 927153

Email: enquiries@sagesheffield.org.uk



Firth Park Community Allotments

The allotment is specially designed with the under 5’s in mind, to introduce parents and carers, families and young children to local food growing
The family friendly site runs across 4  x Community Green Flag award winning allotments  and has an established garden, a wide variety of annual and perennial vegetables, herbs, flowers and fruit, poly-tunnels, sheltered patio areas, toilet, garden sheds, kitchen facilities, pram store, children’s play area and wildlife area and ponds.  .  
Volunteers are essential to help maintain the plots in a safe condition or to work with families engaging in and learn about food growing, gardening,  craft activities and promoting healthy eating.
Firth Park Community Allotment is part of the Heeley City Farm family of food growing sites.

Plots 13 / 14 / 15 + 33 @ Brushes Allotments:

Vickers Road meets Vickers Drive, Firth Park, S5 6TG

Bus routes 1, 1a, 3, 88


Dot Rodman our Local Food Growing Worker & Playworker 

Tel: 07985421346

Email: dotrodman@heeleyfarm.org.uk


Ouse Road allotments – over 50s


Darnall Allotment, Ouse Road, S9 3AD


Andy Whitehouse — Resilience Development Team Leader, Drink Wise Age Well (Sheffield), Royal Voluntary Service

Address: Suite B, 4th Floor, Furnival House, 48 Furnival Gate, Sheffield S1 4QP

Tel: 0114 349 1888

Mobile: 07436 533 229

Email: andy.whitehouse@drinkwiseagewell.org.uk


List of Activities
Time and pLaces
Green City Action — Grimesthorpe Allotments (Plot 3 and 4)

Tues — 9.30am – 12pm — (women only)

Thurs — 10am – 1pm

Hope Community Allotment — High Wincobank Allotments (plot 80).

Mon & Thurs — 9.30am – 12.30pm; 

Wed — 10.30am – 2pm; —  session takes place on Plot 86.

Sat — 10am-1pm

LEAF — Based on Norwood allotments, Herries Rd, Firth Park,

Wed — 1pm – 4pm

Thurs — 10am – 1pm

Sat — 10am – 4pm

SAGE Greenfingers — Grimesthorpe allotments

Mon — 11am – 2pm — women only (no payment required)

Tues — 11am – 2pm — mixed group (no payment required)

Wed — 11am – 2pm — mixed group (for adults who can pay for support eg. Via a personal budget)

Thurs — 11am – 2pm — mixed group (no payment required)

Firth Park Community Allotments — Brushes Allotments (Plot 13, 24, 15, 33)

Mon  — 10.00am – 12pm — Veg Patch Kids Toddler group (term time only)

Thurs — 9.30am   – 12pm — Adult volunteers (Other times also available)

Thurs — 1pm – 3pm — Toddler Time (term time only)

More regular children sessions including FREE play scheme activities in most school holidays held Thursdays 1.00- 3.00.

Ouse Road allotments – over 50s — Darnall Allotment,

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We promote the mental and physical well-being of any adults experiencing mental health problems via the provision of creative therapeutic activities.
Company registered in England No. 5698287
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