are available on National Trust land at the Durgan cross roads.
Please contact Granville Williamson 01326 250112 or
Spring in Mawnan Smith is
just around the corner. Now is the time to get started on preparing
for the new season.
Due to an increased demand for allotments, we have decided to open up
a further 9 plots (and most of these have
already been allocated to new members).
A single plot from March 2016 will cost just £30 per year including
WATER. Half plots and shared plots are also available.
We have an informal meeting in the Red Lion
on the second Tuesday of each month gathering
"Ready to GO / Ready
to GROW" service is available.
Alternatively, are you prepared to volunteer, lend a hand or use equipment
to help those who may need some assistance ?
Would you consider sponsoring
a plot for use by community groups ?
have recently RECEIVED funding from the
“Awards for ALL” (National Lottery)
to carry out further improvements our on-site
facilities and equipment in 2016
Did you know that just 30 minutes
of gardening on your allotment can burn around 150 calories, the same
as doing low impact aerobics? We call this the Green Gym – no
expensive joining fees – pumping iron, lifting weights, bending
and stretching in the alternative fashion.
In a recent survey of members of National Allotment Society, nearly
every person said that their love of allotment gardening comes from
the fresh air, home grown produce, healthy lifestyle and like-minded
people this activity offers.
If managed properly, an allotment can produce enough food to supplement
a family’s weekly shop, with fresh fruit and vegetables over the
year. This does require hard work and dedication but even the smallest
crop grown, is money saved from the supermarket.
Even though supermarkets
are making more of an effort to source local produce, you can’t
beat growing your own; no longer will you be talking about food miles,
but instead food metres.
Perhaps you would prefer
to lend a hand if you want to offer occasional help with digging or
even the use of your equipment. This would enable less able allotment
holders to take up and continue to be active. Alternatively, if you
would like to sponsor a plot, then you could receive some of the benefits
of home grown food, knowing that you have helped in some small way.