AGM 2023 minutes

Minutes of AGM held on Tuesday 3 October 2023 with talk by Sophie Verhagen, head grower at Growing Communities, on living without pesticides, chair’s report, treasurer’s report, election of officers, recognition of the work of site reps, revision of the bylaws, best plot awards, water supply issues and a thank you for retiring officers.

Summer 2023 newsletter

The Summer newsletter on call for new officers, pest control, composting, nettle and dandelion recipes, reviving a neglected plot, what to sow and plant in June, site photos and proposed changes to bylaw.

Large rises in allotment rents

Fears huge rent rises in some areas will price many out of UK allotments.

Tales from a Wood Green allotment

The Patch A BBC radio programme (registration required) from Wolves Lane allotment.

A new plot matching website

AllotMe A digital platform to pair anyone with available outdoor space with people seeking to grow their own.

Ideas for growing over winter

Slides from Stephanie Irvine’s talk at AGM 2014 on what vegetables could be grown over winter, the use of green manures and the importance of making places for wildlife to survive over winter on allotment sites.

Contaminated manure

Powerful industrial herbicide found in manure blights allotment crops. Read the full story here.

Allotments in the news