H.O.P.E. Community Allotment

good work Nov 16, 2020

The H.O.P.E. Community Allotment project is a place where anyone can pitch up to learn how to grow and look after organic fruit and veg, and specialises in allowing access to these skills for folk with learning disabilities, autism, physical and mental health conditions, or anyone who needs a bit of fresh air, exercise, and some chums.

Hope this critter's paid their subs!

Though they have a thriving Facebook page, the website was getting on a bit, and no one was able to update the information which was almost a decade out of date. Plus, it was hosted on BT Community Toolkit, which seems to have now disappeared (or at least, the original HOPE site, as well as some other sites hosted there, vanished quite unexpectedly).

This called for something quick and simple, so I opted to use Gatsby to generate a static SPA, and host it on Github Pages. You can find the result here:

Home of the HOPE community allotment project, Sheffield, UK.

As well as Gatsby, a static site generator based on React, I included the Tailwind CSS library for layout, as it's my new love, as well as packages for page transitions, offline navigation, image placeholders, and the Google Maps API to create a very snappy, easy to read and responsive site for the enjoyment of allotment lovers near and far.

As always - if your community project needs a new online lick of paint, get in touch!

Source code:

Hope community allotment site. Contribute to lewispollard/HopeAllotment development by creating an account on GitHub.
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