Grow Our Allotments
PUBLISHED: 17:58 25 April 2014 | UPDATED: 21:07 29 April 2014
Grow Our Allotments is a Country Smallholding campaign to encourage the Allotment Revolution. We aim to put pressure on local councils – and the Government – to stop covering Britain’s allotments in concrete. We believe ‘growing local’ is vital in a increasingly uncertain world.
THE SHOCKING FACTS
The Local Government Association says Britain has lost 200,000 allotment plots in the last 10 years, many to developers – yet there are an estimated 100,000 people on allotment waiting lists. An estimated 330,000 people do have plots. The need for allotments has never been greater, so people can grow their own food, cut food miles and protect the environment. Allotments also offer people the opportunity to grow delicious food free of chemicals.
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