ALLOTMENT owners have laid the groundwork for their annual fundraising sale – literally.
Volunteers and committee members at Stalybridge’s Mottram Road Allotments Association are in the process of cultivating more than 16,000 of plants so they can be ready for the event on May 13 and 14.
And all proceeds from the sale will help make sure the oasis of calm next to what is a very busy road can be maintained.
More than 80 allotments are squeezed into the site but everyone has got together to make sure this year’s sale is as good as it can be.
“All proceeds go to the association and that goes towards the upkeep, which comes under our remit” said Mark Stones, of the MRAA.
“It’s mainly bedding and border plants. There are a few perennials and a few vegetables”
And the annual sale provides vital funds that keep the Mottram Road allotments in good condition.
Gates open for the sale at 9.30am and the sale goes on until 3pm on both days.