The National Allotment Society - National Society of Allotment and Leisure Gardeners Ltd

Schools Allotment Week 16 -22 July 2018

Schools Allotment Plot Competition for Schools Allotment Week

Today’s schoolchildren are the plot-holders of the future and can benefit in many ways from growing their own fruit and vegetables from an early age. The National Allotment Society (NAS) is keen to encourage schools to grow fruit and vegetables with their students and this year we are launching Schools Allotment Week, which will be in the third week of July each year.

To mark Schools Allotment Week, 16 – 22 July 2018, we are running a competition to find the best school allotment plot, either on an allotment site or in the school grounds. All schools are eligible to enter and the winner will receive a NAS trophy and garden plaque with a set of Kings seeds (crops that will mature within the school year). 3 runners up will get free NAS membership for a year.

Calling all schools!

Tell us about your school vegetable plot! What are you students growing this year? Here are the points we will be looking at to pick the winners.

Variety of crops
Pollinator friendly?
Use of crop
Grown from seed?
Control of pests and diseases
Consideration of water use
Composting
Recycling

Send in 3 photos of your plot to marketing@nsalg.org.uk by Monday 2 July along with 300 words about the benefits of creating your school vegetable garden. The winner will be chosen by our President Phil Gomersall, SW Regional Rep Neil Dixon and Chris Collins, Head of Horticulture for Garden Organic. The winning plot will be announced in Schools Allotment Week and feature on our website and in the ALG magazine.

Click here for full terms and conditions of the competition. Click here for a model release form.