Tending an allotment is a great way of growing healthy vegetables, fruit and herbs at a competitive price.
There can be a lot of pleasure in knowing that you have grown your own food in harmony with the environment, especially if you decide to do so organically and the whole family can get involved.
You will get a sense of accomplishment at the results of your efforts, and it's also a fun way to relax and get away from the stresses and strains of a busy lifestyle.
There are many ways that tending an allotment can bring benefits to your life. Some of these are listed below.
Benefits of having an allotment
- Good exercise
- Healthy eating
- Family activity
- Meet new people
- Community spirit
- Learn new things
- Save money
- Education for children
- Sense of achievement
- Environmental benefits
Renting an allotment means you can grow your own vegetables and get really fresh tasty seasonal produce which can be grown organically.
Growing your own is also environmentally friendly; it helps reduce energy use and pollution from transportation to the shops, and there's no packaging to dispose of or recycle.
Taking on an allotment is a lot of work. If you think that you may require some help don't be afraid to ask a site representative or other allotment tenants as most will be happy to help.
Our allotment sites:
- Toot Lane
- Cuckoo Land
- Spilsby Road
- Willoughby Road
- Witham Way
- Wyberton Low Road
All our allotment sites are currently self-managed, which means that the tenants now run the site.
If you are interested in getting an allotment plot on any of our sites please contact the relevant Allotment Association/s.
Some parish councils in the borough also provide allotments, so it might be worth talking to your local parish council.
Who can apply for an allotment
Anyone over the age of 18 who is resident within the Borough of Boston.
Allotment associations (self-management)
Self-management is the practice of devolving a share of the responsibility for managing allotment sites to the allotment gardeners themselves. They are usually organised as a constituted association with an elected committee.