The National Allotment Society (NSALG) is the leading national organisation upholding the interests and rights of the allotment community across the UK. They work with government at national and local levels, other organisations and landlords to provide, promote and preserve allotments for all. They offer support, guidance and advice to their members and those with an interest in allotment gardening.
The South West Counties Allotment Association is a non-profit making organisation. They were formed out of concern for the lack of allotment protection and provision across the UK. Although based in Barnstaple in South West of England they cover the whole of the UK, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. They promote the benefits of allotments, gardening and growing your own no matter how small your outside space.
The RHS has a section of its site dedicated to allotments. It’s a great place to start for information if you are considering taking on a plot.
A national website which provides a comprehensive guide on composting, with sections covering types of composters, the composting process, benefits of homemade compost and much more.
The Planet Natural website has a useful section on common garden pests that you may find on your allotment. The website houses a list of common pests, with photos, descriptions and the damage that they can cause. Also Pest control methods and suggestions of product that may be of use. As well as a section on garden pests, there is also a section on beneficial insects which help to control the pest population.
Transition Worcester is committed to working with local communities, organisations and local government to help develop positive solutions. Above all, Transition Worcester has a positive vision of a resilient and sustainable future beyond the age of abundant fossil fuel energy.There are many events throughout the year that tie in with gardening an allotment, such as the apple pressing days, tree pruning, workshops, seed and plant swaps.
A County Council website with advice around composting and offers on composting accessories.
Worcester Resource Exchange is a local charity which collects clean scrap materials from local business to stop it going to landfill and sell it at affordable rates to local causes.
Worcester foodbank are a local branch of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK. If you have excess produce that you want to donate, please pop down to their warehouse in Lowesmoor, Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 11-2. Alternatively, visti the website for a contact number.
Some of the Worcester City Allotments have their own website, for plot holders and non plot holders, please click on the links to have a look:
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