An introduction and history

Photo:Gate, Roedale Valley

Gate, Roedale Valley

Photograph by Simon Tobitt

Photo:Horsdean Allotment Plot (Jenn Price and Marigold Rogers)

Horsdean Allotment Plot (Jenn Price and Marigold Rogers)

Photograph by Simon Tobitt

Helpful web links

By Simon Tobitt

Brighton & Hove Organic Gardening Group
A group for gardeners in Brighton and Hove who want to practise, promote and learn more about organic gardening. Regular events, newsletter and group allotment project.
www.bhogg.org

Brighton & Hove City Council - Allotments Page
The first step for those interested in taking up an allotment in the city. You can apply for an allotment on line, and there are details of the 37 allotment sites within Brighton & Hove, showing plot availability.
www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/index.cfm?request=c486

Moulsecoomb Forest Garden and Wildlife Project
A really interesting website of a community allotment project based on a site near Moulsecoomb Place, Brighton. Features natural and social history of this area between Moulsecoomb and Hollingdean, old photographs and postcards, fantsatic oral history interviews that give an excellent insight into allotments from Brighton's yesteryear, and opportunities to get involved in volunteering with the project.
www.seedybusiness.org

National Society of Allotment and Leisure Gardeners
The society aims to encourage the formation of gardening associations and safeguards the allotment way of life - environment, leisure and health - through improved legislation. Frequently asked questions answered and advice available. Seed scheme and insurance for members.
www.nsalg.org.uk

The Allotments Regeneration Initiative
A partnership of organisations interested in increasing the uptake of allotments in the UK. Helpful fact sheets available.
www.farmgarden.org.uk/ari/

This page was added on 22/03/2006.
Comments about this page

And don't forget the Brighton and Hove Allotment Federation website! www.bhaf.org.uk - a place to find out how to rent a plot and where the sites are, advice on working your plot, details of events, publications from the federation, who's your site rep, store and equipment details (you don't have to have an allotment to use our stores) and local group details.

By Melanie Matthews (01/04/2010)

The comment above this says: "don't forget the Federation website" and I agree it was a useful site to access. However, I just tried and it seems they are becoming a secret society. The general public can no longer access the site with registering and being selected for prior approval. Its as if they have something to hide! Why else the need for closed doors to the public? I don't know how The Federation is funded but I would guess its partly from the public purse, so we pay for them, but they don't want us to readily know what they're up to. It all seems suspicious to me!

By Steven Greenfield (07/10/2012)

@Steven Greenfield This is one of the most amusing conspiracy theories I've heard in a while! The BHAF website is of course open to everyone. Simply google BHAF

By sam hennessy (27/12/2012)

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