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National allotments week

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allotmentNational allotments week takes part in the second week of August.

This year National allotment week runs from 10th-16th August 2009

The aim is to raise the profile and positively promote the activity of allotment gardening to all.

Did you know that councils in England and Wales have a statutory obligation to provide allotments for their residents? If you can gather together 5 like minded people in your area, then you can apply to your local authority for an allotment garden.

The benefits of allotment gardening are huge. Here are just a few!

  • Ability to grow and eat fresh, seasonal produce
  • Free exercise!
  • Chance to get outdoors
  • Therapeutic and proven to reduce stress
  • Build communities and friendships
  • Perfect way to spend quality time together as a family
  • Saves you money on food
  • Reduces food waste and packaging
  • Helps to preserve the land and attract wildlife

What could you do to celebrate national allotments week this year? It’s not to late to plant a few seeds and is a wonderful activity to get children involved with.

If you already have an allotment, then help spread the word by giving people access to your space, showing your produce or organising a plant sale.

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