National allotments week
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National 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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