An allotment is good for you!
It gives you fresh air, healthy exercise, a piece of land to call your own – as long as you look after it and pay the rent – and good fresh fruit and vegetables at the end of it. It’s good for the environment too - by recycling materials and producing food locally you can really cut your carbon footprint.
Allotments can fulfil all the aims of sustainable development
- Earth care – gardeners care for the earth – if they don’t then their crops won’t grow. And they can learn to garden with nature, rather than fighting it.
- Fair shares – allotment rents are very low compared with other activities. In Faringdon the Allotment rent is £20 p.a. for a whole plot (10 poles) and £10 p.a. for a half-plot (5 poles).
- People care – gardening is good for you, both physically and mentally.
Allotments are the green lungs of our towns and provide valuable habitats for wildlife such as deer and birds.