Based on Maurice's farm on the Comber Road outside Newtownards,
Co Down, in an area traditionally known as "The Market
Garden of Ulster", the allotments provide an excellent
opportunity for people to rediscover their green fingers.
Due to its position close to Strangford Lough the ground
is a sandy loam and therefore high in nutrients and offering good drainage.
All these features ensure it is ideal for horticultural activities
and organic growing.
The allotments offer a unique horticultural and healthy option.
With modern housing having smaller gardens people do not have
the space or opportunity to grow their own fruit and vegetables.
Now, through a combination of hiring allotments and receiving
advice and assistance from Maurice and Judith anyone can develop a small
fruit and vegetable garden. The benefits do not end there.
Gardening is an excellent source of gentle exercise for all
age groups interested in an alternative, healthy leisure pursuit
or form of recreation.