The benefits of having an allotment
With an allotment you get to produce cheap homegrown organic food, with the knowledge that it is fresher than anything you can buy from a shop. Nothing compares to the taste of your own freshly picked tomatoes: full of vitamins, free from harmful chemicals and not genetically modified.
Allotments are the perfect model for recycling. There's no packaging to the crops you produce, and any waste is used to form compost for the following season. All sorts of things can be recycled on allotments, for example:
- green waste from your garden or kitchen, together with newspaper and cardboard, can be composted
- plastic bottles can be reused as cloches
- cardboard tubes can be reused as plant pots
- aluminium foil can be reused as bird scarers
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