Wildlife on Allotments

Wildlife on Allotments

Although allotments will always be
mainly used for growing food, they
have other values that are now gaining
greater recognition. They are great
places for healthy exercise, provide
good opportunities for socialising, and
put us back in touch with the earth. We
all, ultimately, depend on the soil for
our foods but in this highly processed,
pre-packaged age the connection is
often forgotten.

Allotments are also an increasingly
important resource for wildlife. Many
of the plants and animals that struggle
to survive on intensively managed
farmland find a refuge on allotment
sites. This leaflet will help you enhance
the conservation value of your
allotment, while continuing to
cultivate it for fruit and vegetables.

From Natural England

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