National Allotment Week aims to encourage people to value allotment spaces, and to emphasise the benefits that allotments bring to everyone in the community.
Allotments are constantly under pressure and put at risk by development, and National Allotment Week aims to encourage people to take steps to prevent further reductions in the number of allotments. They have put together a page with advice on how you can PROTECT YOUR ALLOTMENT.
Why have an allotment?
You can grow your own fruit, vegetables and flowers, and use this to prepare healthy meals which have very low food miles (the food will not have flown from thousands of miles away to get to your plate!)
It can keep you active, which can help you stay fit and active, as well as engage people of all ages in the outdoors.
You can make new friends and share tips with others on how to grow fresh fruit and vegetables.
Here at Roots, we work in partnership with the University of Worcester to grow local produce on our very own allotment via organic methods, and use this to bring sustainable produce to the local community.
Find out more at the National Allotment Week web site about how you can get involved!