The contemporary community gardening movement began in the late 1960s with a renewed interest in green spaces in cities. Many community gardens were created when local residents transformed vacant sites into green spaces that included vegetable plots and flower gardens. These spaces continue to evolve and are often used to also address social and health problems.
Community Gardens and Allotments in Cumbria
If you want to grow vegetables but don't have a garden yourself, or if you want to get more involved in community activities, there may be a community garden near you. There are many small community gardens dotted around and popping up with no particular links to officialdom so ask local gardeners and you're bound to find something.
Some allotments links are listed below but they are often managed and run locally, by parish and town councils, so it may be best to turn up and find someone to ask.