Allotment gardens for people and schools : Growing interest in gardening (Google / Crewe Guardian)

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Growing interest in gardening

By Mark Hilditch

IMPROVEMENTS have been made to a number of allotment sites in Crewe following a renewed interest in gardening. The borough council’s grounds maintenance team have most recently refurbished the site at Electricity Street. The works have included a new 47-metre long perimeter fence with new entrance gates. Electricity Street is the third site to have the fencing renewed following earlier improvements to the Claughton Avenue and Henry Street sites. More people nationally are taking on allotment plots, not only for the environmental benefits, but increasingly people are realising the health and economic benefits. In addition, a large number of schools and community groups have recently been taking on allotment plots for their own activities.

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Published by

Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.