This week (13th-19th August) is National Allotments Week and we thought it was a perfect time to share the word about a love for all things green (although here in Suffolk they’re still looking a bit brown). The theme of this year’s week is Living and Growing and the aim is to get people thinking about where their food comes from, and to encourage everyone to have a go at growing their own, whether it’s some herbs on a windowsill, a little fruit tree on the patio or some tomatoes in the conservatory. It’s also a brilliant chance to watch and learn about wildlife, like birds, butterflies, and bees and share their role in growing our food, and encourage healthy eating.
The Society will be hosting a number of allotment Open Days and events over the summer, have a look at the website and the National Allotment Society Facebook page, for events near you and lots of tips to get your garden growing. You can also have a look at our healthy eating stickers for a brilliant way to encourage wee ones to eat their five a day, and have a look at our mini beast stickers (including our free to download mini beast bunting) to learn more about the creepy crawlies in the garden.
Find out more about National Allotments Week via the link below.