Welcome to Coleby Allotments

Coleby Allotments is a small newly establishing allotment site.

We have put together this website to help promote the new allotment site with information for local people about how to rent a plot and where the site is. You will also find advice on working your a new plot, along with helpful links and publications. Not forgetting the Photo Gallery !

We hope you find are website useful and are inspired to take the plunge and join the plot!


Why have an allotment?

Allotments are valuable green spaces and community assets that can help improve people's quality of life by promoting healthy food, exercise and community interaction.

You will benefit from:

  • Eating fresh and organic food grown by yourself
  • Regular exercies, as part of a healthy lifestyle
  • Meeting new friends and learning new skills
  • Improving mental health
  • Doing your bit for the environment by protecting an open green space.
  • Reducing the congestion and pollution associated with the transportation of food.
  • The simple pleasure of seeing your plants grow
  • The opportunity to save a fortune on your shopping bill

Download Plot layout & Guides

Allotment site layout

Allotment plot holders guide

BBC Dig In Growing Guide

1945 Dig for Victory growing guide

About Dig for Victory

Dig for Victory - the wartime gardening campaign

Dig  for victory poster

During World War II, the British public were encouraged to 'Dig for Victory' and produce as much of their own food as possible - because the German U-boat blockade made importing food into the country very perilous.

Back gardens, public parks and even the moat at the Tower of London were dug up to increase food production.

In the US, a similar 'Victory Garden' campaign was underway.

We're now being encouraged to dig for a very different sort of victory - growing some of your own food not only reduces your environmental footprint and saves you money it is also very good for you.

Come and Join the Plot!

Allotments available

If you are interested in becoming a plot holder please email: hello@colebyallotments.co.uk

Or call Sue on: 07963 728060

USEFUL LINKS

National Society of Allotment and Leisure Gardeners (NSALG) www.nsalg.org.uk
Scottish Allotments and Gardens Society www.sags.org.uk
National Allotment Gardens Trust (NAGT) www.nagtrust.org
Allotments Regeneration Initiative (ARI) www.farmgarden.org.uk/ari for factsheets covering a wide range of subjects of interest to new and established gardeners.

Allotments are valuable green spaces and community assets that can help improve people's quality of life by promoting healthy food, exercise and community interaction.

Check out the 'On your plot' section. Here you will find tips on what to do each month, tips on how to get started with your new plot plus the revolutionary NO-DIG method of growing your own!