Individuals and Schools
Useful links and documents for individual plot-holders and school-groups, click on the links to download the documents or visit the website.
- Allotment Resources- a website dedicated to preserving the knowledge, culture and traditions associated with the allotment movement and amateur gardening.
- Beekeeping on allotments, advice from the BBKA
- Bumblebees - Information about encouraging those vital pollinators from the Bumblebee Conservation Trust
- Clearing an overgrown plot NAS leaflet
- Composting, bonfires and waste disposal NAS leaflet
- Composting volunteers with Garden Organic Master Composters Scheme
- Hens on allotments, advice on caring for hens from the British Hen Welfare Trust who also supply ex-battery hens; a useful leaflet can also be downloaded from the Garden Organic hens@home page.
- Electrical Safety leaflet for gardeners from www.electricalsafetyfirst.org.uk
- Flooding on the allotment and in the garden - NAS leaflet
- Honeybees and wild pollinators - NAS leaflet
- Keeping hens and rabbits on allotments - NAS leaflet
- Obtaining an allotment and what you can expect NAS leaflet
- Photo release form
- Planning out and designing an allotment plot NAS leaflet
- Potato Blight advice
- RSPCA advice on the Welfare of Animals on Allotments
- Security advice from Leicestershire Police on "How to Protect your Allotment"
- Slugwatch a useful website with a handy slug identification chart to help you tell a good slug from a pest
- Watering advice from the Environment Agency
- Water use on allotments - NAS leaflet
- Wildlife on Allotments, a useful leaflet from Natural England
- Wildlife Gardening Forum
- You've got the power a quick and simple guide to community rights, including the Right to Bid, Community Asset Transfer and the Right to Reclaim Land.
Specifically for Schools and children's garden clubs
- Learning through Landscapes
- Garden Organic Schools Resources
- Designing a children's allotment
- Volunteering England information about the Disclosure and Barring service