National Allotments Week
National Allotments Week was started in 2002 by the National Allotment Society. It started as a way of raising awareness of allotments and the role they play in helping people to live healthier lifestyles, grow their own food, develop friendships and bolster communities.

The campaign week is still thriving 12 years later and interest in growing your own fruit and vegetables has never been stronger.

What’s on near you?

During National Allotments Week allotment sites across the UK are opening their gates, showing off their skills, sharing their joy in gardening and communal endeavour to encourage everyone to grow food in their own in gardens, balconies and backyards.

See what going on locally here:

Allotments and Research

Research from the King’s Fund has also indicated that “increasing people’s use of green spaces has been linked to long-term reductions in health problems as well as higher physical activity and increased self-rated mental health.”

Getting Gut Active

Why not get out and about in your allotment or garden and improve your gut health? Any type of exercise can help. See how you can get Gut Active here: