National Allotments Week 2017 – 14 to 20 August
What are you doing for National Allotments Week?
Click here for a list of Open Days and Allotments Shows in the Regions during National Allotments Week and over the summer, this will be updated regularly.
This year our theme is “Growing the Movement” a celebration of all the hard work put in by voluntary association management committees, plot-holder volunteers and councils managing, creating, developing and safeguarding sites.
Barnsdale Gardens Summer Vegetable Weekend - 19 & 20 August, 11am-4pm coincides with National Allotments Week this year and they will be opening up the productive areas that are normally off-limits to visitors, their expert grower will be available to advise you on your own veggie production and chat to you about her favourite subject!
We will have an information stand on the Sunday at the Barnsdale weekend and the NAS horticultural expert Mike Thurlow will be running a " Starting your Allotment" Course from 10 till 3.30pm. The course costs £20 for the day, email email@example.com for booking details and click here to view the programme.
Holding an event? Let us know about your plans and we will put them on the website and our National Allotments Week facebook page. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your event details and we will send you a paper or digital publicity pack. We can also email you out the new National Allotments Week logo above to use on your website or publicity materials.
So let’s tell the world about our thriving movement, we want to hear about new sites, site regeneration and innovative projects across the UK to include in our National Allotments Week press release. Email email@example.com with details.
The NAS aims to protect, promote and preserve allotments and we call on all those who value allotments to support us in this endeavour, we can all do our part-
- Allotment associations - protect your site, register as a community asset. Allotment Federations -keep allotments in the public eye, make sure they are mentioned in the Local Plan and lobby your councillors and MPs.
- Councils preserve and value your allotment service – it has the potential to deliver some of your public health targets.
- Plot-holders -join the National Allotment Society and support your regional allotment network to promote the allotment movement.
- Aspiring plot-holders - do not be put off by the thought of a long wait – sign up for a plot now; without waiting lists allotment authorities cannot assess demand.