This photo diary chronicles a year in the life of PLOT 22. It reflects the spirit of the place — of working, sharing and growing together. All the people featured have contributed their time and talents to create and tend our beautiful communal garden. (There were many others who were more camera shy!) We've included recipes that we have cooked and shared together, plus a space each month for you to record your own notes, memories and observations.
PLOT 22 is a non-profit organisation. We host activities for groups and individuals to plant, tend, harvest, create, share, eat and celebrate together. People tell us just being here helps them feel relaxed and refreshed. Based on an allotment site in Hove we have created a beautiful space where people can connect with the elements and the natural cycles of the seasons. Woven into the design of the space, the work we do and the way we host and run the activities are three core ethics drawn from Permaculture: ‘Earth care’, ‘People care’ and ‘Fair share’. At PLOT 22 we believe in the ‘power of place’. Developing a personal bond with the land is not always considered important and sometimes can be difficult, especially when we live in a city. Yet having a special relationship with the land brings a sense of belonging, connection and guardianship. We believe this is essential if we are to live healthily and well as individuals and as communities in harmony with our beautiful planet.