Yorkshire and Humberside Region
The Yorkshire Allotments and Gardens Federation is the NAS Regional Body for Yorkshire and Humberside. They have a website where you can find details of Federation meetings, events and Regional Shows attended by members; there is also a lively facebook page and tweets from Phil Gomersall, NAS President, Regional Chairman and Publicity Officer for Leeds and District Allotment Gardeners Federation (LDGF) within the site.
All Associations and Members are welcome to the quarterly meetings, the next meeting will be held on Saturday 10th February 2018 1pm till approx 3.30pm, subsequent meetings will held on Saturday 12th May and Saturday 11th August 2018
All meetings are held at the Trades and Labour Club, First Floor Frenchgate Centre, 19 South Mall, Doncaster, South Yorkshire DN1 1LL.
The Region are stalwarts of the Harrogate Flower Show and The Great Yorkshire Show. The gardens created by LDGF have won many prizes including a silver medal for their 2014 Techno allotment at the prestigious Chelsea Flower Show and ‘Best Show Garden’ at the Great Yorkshire Show. The YAGF have always had an allotment information stand at the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show too.
Within the Region there are a number of Federations and Associations that work together to promote allotment growing and support allotment management in their area, these include
- Calderdale Leisure Gardeners Federation
- Leeds & District Allotment Federation
- Rotherham & District Allotments Association
- and representatives from East Yorkshire
Fundraising If you are looking for local funding information for a project click on this link to find your local Community Foundation, useful information can also be obtained from South Yorkshire Funding Advisory Service and Community Matters (Yorkshire).
Learning New to the plot and do not know where to start? There are lots of growing tips on the National Allotment Society website Growing Advice pages but if you need something more intensive search on-line for a short course.
The officers of the Yorkshire Allotment and Gardens Federation are:-
Tony Heeson, Regional Representative and Secretary
Phil Gomersall, Chair
Mr Barry Bothamly, Vice Chair
Mr John Kirk, Treasurer
The Mentor for the Region is Tony Urwin