South Yardley Allotments Society
Allotment sites in Acocks Green and South Yardley

Why have an allotment?

Some of the benefits to having your own allotment:

Healthy eating
There are a wide number of crops which can be grown on an allotment and these can be of a high quality and free of the unwanted chemical sprays and artificial methods associated with bulk commercial growing. Vegetables often taste better and can be picked and eaten fresh.

Good company
Many friends are made at an allotment, you can meet like minded people and you don't need to be an expert gardener to be successful.

The cultivation of crops and the tending of plots in general can be a very satisfying way to relax and forget about the stresses of everyday life.With the introduction of new strains of fruit trees, apples, plums and even cherries may be grown on dwarfing stocks in a limited space. The growing of soft fruit for jam making, grape vines and a wide variety of flowers and herbs is also now possible.

Healthy exercise
Many people find allotment work quite vigorous and, as such, a useful and rewarding way of keeping fit and healthy.

Money savings
Allotment produce, in addition to being fresh, can normally be grown at a cheaper cost than equivalent shop goods.

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