I have been an allotmenteer for 9 years and feel very much part of this wonderful community. I have learnt such a lot from my plot neighbours and my growing skills are getting better each year. I am also a bee keeper and present talks and workshops about my insect friends. I am a writer and recently wrote a r4 comedy inspired by the allotment. I'm a good listener and communicator and always happy to support and encourage newcomers on the plot.
I have been allotment gardening at SH since 1988, and a plotholder in my own right since 1999. I was on the SH site committee from its inception in 2001 until 2015 . I am a CHADAHS committee member and was joint show secretary (with Juliet Mann) for five years. I am currently trading shed coordinator. With the disbanding of CHADAHS at the end of this year, I would be happy to be involved as a site committee member again.
I have been a plot holder on Shepherds Hill (46b) since 2013 so I am a relative new comer to plot life. I was actively involved in CHADAHS acting as Show Secretary in both 2015 and 2016. Now that the focus is moving from CHADAHS towards the autonomy of the individual site I am keen to be involved in making sure we continue to build a vibrant and inclusive site which welcomes all plot holders, old and new.
My working life was in the voluntary sector and I have many years of experience working with and reporting to committees. I feel this experience would be useful in the Shepherds Hill committee.
I've had an allotment ( 53b) on the Shepherd's Hill Site for over 25 years, been on the shed rota for a number of years, have organised the annual Plant Sale, helped run the teas at the September Shows, Potato Day and the October plant and seed swap. For the past three years now I have also helped to cut back, prune and weed the herbaceous border on the left of the entrance path at the Montenotte End. I’ve served a year on the committee and would enjoy doing another one. I love the Site and the gardening and the friendships generated there.
I have had an allotment on the Shepherd’s Hill site for 19 years and had a 5 year stint as co secretary for the Annual Produce Show.
Now we are on our own and don’t have the CHADAHS umbrella, I am interested in being more involved with the site. We need a strong committee with many diverse skills. My strength is in organisation.
With the winding up of CHADAHS at the end of 2017, when the operation of the Trading Shed moves to the site committee, I have agreed to be nominated for the site committee to continue as the Trading Shed manager.
I’ve had an allotment at Shepherd’s Hill for over fifteen years and my plot is close to Queen’s Wood Entrance. I’m a hard worker and now that I am retired I love spending more time on site.
Some of you might have seen me working in the Trading Shed on Sunday mornings or wandering the site with my camera. Over the years I have learnt a huge amount about cultivation and growing fruit, vegetables and flowers. Much of the knowledge has come from talking with other plot holders and taking part in the site’s events. By standing to be a committee member this is my opportunity to give something back to Shepherd’s Hill and help a new generation of plot holders.
"To forget how to dig the soil and tend to the soil is to forget ourselves." Mahatma Gandhi
I have been a keen gardener for more than 40 years I have enthusiastically & conscientously maintained my plot at Shepherd's Hill for 23 years (and 10 years previously in another region) During this time I have established good relations with all my neighbours on adjacent plots and have complied with all the relevant regulations I love Shepherds Hill Allotments I am re-applying for Allotment Committee Member status so that I can continue to contribute to and encourage the democratic working of the Committee, as well as helping to foster beneficial relations with all tenants.
I've been a plotholder here for 30 years and want to make a contribution to running the site. As well as serving on this committee for the last 10 years or so I'm also a committee member for CHADAHS, Muswell Hill and Highgate horticultural societies and believe I can offer a certain amount of knowledge and experience.