All aboard at the Tramstop Garden!

COMMUNITY GARDENERS -- from left, volunteer Hazel Wilson, project co-ordinator Alison Anderson and local resident Susan Allcock -- DISPIC NHUD12-1041-3

COMMUNITY GARDENERS -- from left, volunteer Hazel Wilson, project co-ordinator Alison Anderson and local resident Susan Allcock -- DISPIC NHUD12-1041-3

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A GARDENING workshop, staged at a community allotment in Hucknall, helped get to the root of making the most of outdoor space.

Locals defied the wind and drizzle to turn out at the Tramstop Garden, near the Butler’s Hill tram stop.

They were shown how to grow vegetables in containers and they also planted lettuce, cabbage, French beans, carrots, spring onions and chard.

Everyone who participated in the free event took a planted container home.

It was the first in a monthly series that will continue on Saturday May 26 when the focus is on growing herbs.

The garden, which is a community initiative run by volunteers, has been operating for four years.

The workshops are run by the charity Ecoworks, which is based in St Ann’s but operates across Nottinghamshire.

Funding for the workshops comes from the Local Food initiative, which is a national scheme backed by the Lottery.

It is aimed at promoting healthy eating and growing food locally.

Alison Duckers, a programmes manager with Ecoworks, said: “The workshop went very well. The feedback was very positive.

“Those who took part enjoyed it and learned one or two new things.”