Copland Field

Copland Field is now open!

Opening Event was held on Sunday 22nd September 2013 although most plots were occupied earlier the late spring to take advantage of the first growing season. (pictures of the day are on the next page)

After a long period of negotiation and fund raising, the new allotment was opened and a new band of allotmenteers took up residence. Situated just off the Western Bypass and below the Copland Meadow road, the site is 3 acres of which one and half is sutiable for allotment plots. The new site has created 26 full plots on a sunny south facing slope. The TAA has leased the field from Dartington Trust for an initial period of 10 years.

Whilst the new plot holders are busy digging and preparing their patches for the new growing season work continued to install infrastructure and services. Paths, drainage, rabbit proof fencing and water supplies are all being developed and  a solar water pump to use the stream for watering plots. (A solar panel powers a pump and water is pumped up to a series of tanks to act as a resevoir for the taps and pipes on the site).

Although there are the equivalent of 26 full 200 square metre plots, many allotmenteers have opted for half or quarter plots which mean the Copland Field is now home to almost 40 allotmenteers from Totnes and Dartington Parishes.

getting ready for rotovation

The field has finally dried out enough to start cultivation (04-04-2013)

First plots being prepared, a hive of activity!

With grateful acknowledgement of financial assistance from:

The Cooperative Membership Community Fund

Devon County Council

People’s Postcode Trust

The Naturesave Trust

Private Donors

The Elmgrant Trust

Home Grown Community Owned (HogCo)

South Hams District Council

The Norman Family Trust

The Lady Amory Trust

Dartington Parish Council

Pennon Group

Beco Energy Solutions          

Copland Field Site has been developed with the support of

People's Postcode Lottery Trust Logo

naturesave trust

devon county council

Elmgrant Trust

Co-op Fund Logo

South Hams DC