Allotment gardening provides a wide range of benefits to communities and the environment. Apart from being a great way to grow your own food, allotments are also a great way to meet people and help stay fit and active.

Allotments are significant to our green spaces and provide habitats for many forms of wildlife. In general allotment gardens are the cultivation of soft fruit and vegetables for consumption by the tenants, their family and friends.

Most allotments in the district of South Somerset belong to either town or parish councils, and at the Parish Council meeting on 9 May 11, it was announced that there are 6 new allotments on the Black Withies side of Chantry Farm on Bere Road. The ground has further preparation work to be done, including rabbit/vermin netting. Ultimately the Parish Council will take the responsibility for these new allotments, with the association reporting to the council.

Also announced at the meeting was that a new chair of the allotments association for these allotments had been found who is busy drawing up all the necessary paperwork.

Further news of the Allotments adjacent to Chantry Farm buildings, and the new Allotment Society will appear here. To register you interest in an allotment in Aller email or speak to Gerard Tucker.

To find out more about Allotment Vegetable growing at this time of year click here (this link is updated monthly)
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