Useful Links

greenflagaward.org.uk The Green Flag Award® Scheme recognises and rewards the best green spaces in the country. In 2015 Little Chester Allotments were recipients of a Green Flag Community Award.

www.derwentgreengym.org.uk Derwent Green Gym offers a healthy outdoor alternative to a traditional gym.  Located at Little Chester Allotments it is an independent project that is now entering its 10th year on site.

www.nsalg.org.uk/ The National Allotment Society (National Society of Allotment & Leisure Gardeners Ltd) (NSALG) is the leading national organisation upholding the interests and rights of the allotment community across the UK. We work with government at national and local levels, other organisations and landlords to provide, promote and preserve allotments for all. We offer support, guidance and advice to our members and those with an interest in allotment gardening.

www.araa.org.uk Ashbourne Road Allotments, off Mackworth Road, Derby. Worth taking a look at with lots of useful information and advice, particularly about health and safety on your plot.

www.littleoverlaneallotments.org.uk A large private site in Derby with impressive facilities and a very informative website.

www.allotment-garden.org/ A fantastic website for all grow your owners, what isn't covered by this site probably isn't worth knowing! Excellent forum, very active and speedy responses.

www.alvastonparkfriends.org.uk Alvaston Park is located a couple of miles south east of Derby's city centre, sandwiched between London Road (A6) and the river Derwent. Alvaston Park Friends is a group created to facilitate the involvement of the local community, and thus make the park a better place for all of its visitors.

www.gardenbuildingsdirect.co.uk/resource/8-best-greenhouses-in-europes  We were contacted by a volunteer Kids Club leader from upstate New York in the US who is researching greenhouses with her young gardening club members. One of the members, Lucas was excited to bring in this article about Greenhouses in Europe and they decided to share it with us after searching for Allotments worldwide. We think it’s wonderful that children are learning and getting excited about growing their own produce and are very grateful for the link to these amazing greenhouses.

We have some impressive Poly Tunnels on our site, but I think we have a long way to go before we beat any of these.

www.rhs.org.uk/ The RHS was founded in 1804, and our core objective is to be the world’s leading gardening charity by inspiring passion and excellence in the science, art and practice of horticulture.

www.seedswap.org.uk It's purpose is to facilitate the swapping and exchange of heritage/open pollinated seeds (not hybrids). It's aim is to promote the practice of seed saving in Great Britain in much the same way as 'face to face' seed swaps do but doing it online instead. The website is, and will continue to be, completely free to use.

 

Planting Calendar Links.

www.wyevalegardencentres.co.uk/tips-and-advice_growing-calendar Find out when to plant vegetables and fruits in the UK with this handy growing calendar from Wyevale Garden Centres.

www.lovethegarden.com/advice/gardening/grow-your-own/when-grow-vegetables With hundreds of different varieties and types to choose from growing your own vegetables can be hugely rewarding. But where do you start? The best place is at the kitchen table armed with a pencil, calendar and our guide on when to grow vegetables. You can then plan your growing space and your growing calendar to ensure a diverse and manageable harvest of veggies direct from your garden.