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Dig in during National Allotment Week

Published Thursday, 06 August 2015

Next week (10 – 16 August) is National Allotment Week, so there has never been a better time to put your best foot forward to dig for victory!

Enfield Council has over 3,000 allotment plots of all sizes which are in 37 different sites across the borough, all with spaces available for residents interested in growing their own.

Anyone living in Enfield can be an allotment holder, provided they are over 18. There is no upper age limit, and disabled people are very welcome to contact the council, as the team will do everything possible to find a space to accommodate their needs.

Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, Cllr Daniel Anderson, said: “Having an allotment is not just about growing your own vegetables, during National Allotment Week we want to shout about the additional benefits reaped by this satisfying pastime.

“An allotment can be a source of great exercise in the open air, and there is nothing more satisfying than growing and consuming your own healthy produce yourself. There is also a huge social element with allotment holders often working together to enhance their plots and sometimes even betting amongst themselves as to who can grow the best fruits and vegetables!

“With different sizes of plots available no-one need bite off more than they can chew, so why not start small and reap the benefits of allotment ownership?

“With Garden Enfield in full bloom and Enfield Council backing various community growing schemes, there has never been a better time to get your hands dirty.”

To find out more about allotment ownership go to: Link

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