How to get an Allotment
- Contact your local authority to see if they have allotments and whether they have any spaces free or whether you can you put your name on the waiting list. Local authorities by law have to provide allotments if there is sufficient demand for them from the general public and if they have the available land and if they can afford to allocate the land for allotment purposes – ie they don’t need if for a greater cause. If the local authority has not had much interest in relation to allotments perhaps it is because people are not aware of the option. Maybe you can arrange interested parties to meet up and lobby the council together.
- Go on the web and see if there are any private allotments in your area. Some farmers are now renting allotments to the general public for a yearly fee.
- Perhaps there is an existing allotment association in your area.
If no allotments in your own area you can always try:
- Back garden - you could dig up a section of the garden and grow stuff there or you can plant some small things like herbs etc in your existing flowerbeds.
- Or you can also grow stuff in bags and window boxes if you don’t have a garden.