As advocators of all things organic and natural, what better way to support this than to get involved with National Allotments Week?

A close up image of some delicious fresh, organic allotment-grown vegetables near our luxury camping holidays.

 

Starting on Monday August 10th until Sunday 16th, the initiative behind the national event is to help celebrate the vast amount of health benefits that looking after an allotment provides, not to mention the wonderful organic food of your own that is grown too.

While there are so many fun elements behind having an allotment, there is also a serious reason behind the event, and that is to highlight the increasing risk to plots from developers.

However, we like to focus on the positives, so why not get involved with the celebrations when they get underway with a pop-up allotment outside Plymouth Guild Hall during Plymouth Show week on Monday August 10th?

2015 has several themes but one of the main themes is to find the oldest allotment, a title which is, at present, held by an allotment site in Long Newnton, on the Gloucestershire/Wiltshire border. The longevity of this allotment is strong, dating back to 1795.

But there is also another contender for the title which is attempting to be claimed by Coombe Allotments in Gloucestershire. Supporters of Coombe Allotments believe this allotment dates back even further than Long Newnton’s to 1763.

Many of our luxury camping holidays have fresh, organic produce available on arrival, and at nearby farmer’s markets. Why not book a glamping break with us and enjoy all the other benefits on offer?

Image: Gordon Joly under Creative Commons.

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