These videos were filmed and edited by Dylan Howitt and commissioned by the Brighton & Hove Food Partnership’s Harvest project and the Brighton & Hove Allotment Federation.
We interviewed new allotment holders at the end of their first year to find out what it’s really like. They explain the time and commitment involved in taking on an allotment, to help others decide whether it’s right for them.
“Taking on an allotment can be a wonderfully fulfilling experience, there is little to match being in the great outdoors growing your own food. The health benefits both physical and mental, are huge, but maintaining a plot is much more effort than most people realise. In these videos new plot holders talk honestly about the effort needed and the benefits gained, while sharing their top tips for a successful first year. They paint an honest picture of taking on a new plot, which we hope will inform, warn and inspire those considering becoming an allotmenteer.” Mark Carroll BHAF Publicity Officer
We hope you find the tips and advice useful! Watch below or follow these links.
What’s it like to take on an allotment?
Top tips for new allotment holders
The benefits of having an allotment.