About Taster Sessions

These 2 hour taster sessions offer a great introduction to volunteering at PLOT 22. They take place once a month on a Friday and are open to all adults.  No previous experience of gardening necessary just an interest in participating and contributing to the tending of this community garden. There are many ways to contribute and the sessions are supportive and lightly facilitated. If you’d like to find out more or want book a place for yourself please use the form below.

Refreshments are provided. We have a compost toilet on site and there is also a wheelchair accessible toilet on the Weald Allotments. We have limited sheltered space so if you use a wheelchair, please let us know. Our cabin has a wood burning stove for cold days and some parts of the site are shaded on hot days.

If you are referring or booking in someone else it is very important that you also email us so that we can arrange an initial chat: info@plot22.org

A note re booking your place: if you have been to one of these Taster Sessions before and booked through the website you can simply email us to book your place on following occasions.

UPDATE for 6th September: this session is now fully booked but if you’d like to be added to the waiting list in case of last minute cancellations please email us.


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Taster Sessions - Book your place

Once a month, on a Friday from 11am - 1pm*.

(*The session on 27th Sept will include a harvest lunch and run until 1.30pm)

These sessions are FREE but booking is essential as places are limited. Suggested donation of £1 on the day. Please ensure you have read through and agree to our People Care Guidelines below before booking.

UPDATE for 6th September - this session is now fully booked, but if you’d like to join the waiting list in case of last minute cancellations please email us on info@plot22.org

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 PLOT 22 People Care Guidelines:

  • PLOT 22 is a special place where we can enjoy the simple pleasures of growing food to cook and share together. Whilst here we are responsible for the safety of ourselves and each other.

  • Ensure that you and anyone you are accompanying are wearing weather appropriate clothing and footwear.

  • It is important to arrive at the start of the session as we will be holding an opening circle to welcome and orientate everyone and sharing important safety messages.

  • Please bear in mind that the site is by its nature hazardous: with open fires, ponds, fungi, insects, occasionally wild animal faeces, over hanging branches and uneven or slippery ground.

  • First Aid kits are located in the cabin. Fire circle safety, safe use of the woodburner, kettle and seasonal hazards will be explained at the start of each session.

  • We may cook and share vegetarian food together from harvest grown on site. Please let us know in advance if you have any allergies.

  • We have a compost toilet on site and provide hand washing facilities.

  • Please observe careful hygiene when preparing or eating food and help others you may be supporting to do the same.

  • PLOT 22 is a no alcohol, no smoking, vegetarian site.

  • Sometimes we allow participants to bring well behaved dogs - please ask. They will need to be kept on a lead during the session.