August 2014 update

Discover the progress made on the allotment plot during August 2014.

Sandra Eder - Southlands Road Allotment and Gardens Association

August 2014

Allotment show

August is a busy time on the allotment plot with allotment members preparing for our Annual Allotment Show.

This year we displayed information about the World War 1 project and a number of people volunteered to test out some of the recipes from The Great War Cookbook while others have volunteered to start off the vegetable seeds in the spring, in our wooden seed trays.

Shows two ladies looking at information about the allotment recreation

The information stand at the annual allotment show

Here are some of the exhibits from this years show, next year we hope to be able to enter some of the crops grown on the WW1 plot


Shows vegetables on display

Produce at the annual allotment show.

 Volunteer working party

On Saturday 30th August we had a working party when eight volunteers helped to clear the plot giving 18 hours of their time. The brambles are proving to be very stubborn but we are going to save some so that we can pick blackberries next year. We’ve made four seed trays and have the wood cut out for more.

We are on top of the weeds and are able to pull them out as soon as they pop their heads up!

Shows volunters wih tools working on the allotment site.

Volunteers working on the plot

A volunteer at work on the plot.

A volunteer at work on the plot.

Shows a volunteer with a hoe turning over the plot.

29 hours and 45 minutes has been spent working on the plot during August.

Did You Know?

In 1918, if any person was caught on allotment site without permission or stealing from them were guilty of an offence against the Defence of the Realm and were liable to imprisonment with Hard Labour for SIX MONTHS and / or a fine of £100

This page was added by Ian Grant on 03/10/2014.

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