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
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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