The benefits of an allotment

Tending an allotment is a great way of growing healthy vegetables, fruit and herbs at a competitive price.

You will get a sense of accomplishment at the results of your efforts. It can be pleasing to know that you have grown your food in harmony with the environment.

It's also a fun way to relax and get away from the stresses and strains of a busy lifestyle.

There are many ways that tending an allotment allotments can bring benefit to your life. That's why providing allotments is an important part of our commitment to improving quality of life in Cambridge.


If you wish to join in, tending an allotment can be a rewarding community experience.

You can make friends with people who have similar interests, and share knowledge and expertise.

Increasingly, allotments are wonderful spaces of natural discovery, as more and more families participate in the 'grow your own' trend.


Importantly, tending an allotment can be an excellent form of exercise for people of all ages and abilities.

Gardening outdoors is great exercise - and you can work up a healthy appetite for all the food you grow.

Environmental benefit

There are environmental benefits to growing your own food, too.

By growing locally, you will reduce your carbon footprint, which is often linked with driving to out-of-town supermarkets.

Similarly, by buying less inefficiently packaged food in supermarkets you will have less household waste to fill your bins with.

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