Welcome to the website of SHAS -
The Sale Horticultural & Allotment Society.
SHAS was founded in 1988 and is responsible for the management of the Grosvenor Road Allotment Site which we rent from Trafford Council. The site is located in Ashton-on-Mersey, Sale, about 5 miles south of Manchester city centre.
With over 150 members and almost 100 plots, SHAS is enjoying the current boom in allotments, inspired by a wish to ‘grow your own’ and at the same time enjoy the exercise, fresh air and the sense of community you get as an allotment holder.
Most of our members rent plots, ranging in size from just under 100 square yards to almost 400 square yards. Some of our members are waiting patiently for a plot to become available for them while others are happy to support us by attending our various talks and events, and taking advantage of the special prices in our ‘TradingHut’ – selling many gardening needs throughout the growing season.
If you last visited our website before August 2008, you will see that we now have a fresh new look. This is thanks to the hard work of Paul, a SHAS member, a plot holder and the man responsible for designing and maintaining the website. We are currently updating the content, and want to make it a source of useful information for members and visitors alike – with news items, details of relevant events, hints and tips and links to other useful sites. If you would like to contribute to the site, be it anything from a paragraph to your own page, please contact Paul at <webmaster AT shas DOT org DOT uk>.
If you are interested in becoming a member of SHAS, and joining the waiting list for a plot, please contact our Membership Secretary at <membership AT shas DOT org DOT uk>. Other contact addresses can be found on our People page.
SHAS recently welcomed Trafford's Pathways Project to the site. With the help of the Probation Service, an unused corner of the Grosvenor Road site has been transformed into a pleasant and productive plot. Pathways will use the plot to provide outdoor recreational activities for local people with learning disabilities.
Pictured below are the raised beds on the Pathways plot, and a group representing SHAS, the Pathways Project and the Probation Service, together with a community service worker.