How to get an allotment
Please see our page on volunteering if you are interested in the variety of volunteer opportunities on offer.
Are you interested in growing your own fresh fruit, vegetables, flowers and herbs? Is your own garden too small, or do you only have a yard or balcony? An allotment might be the answer.
Whether you are interested in growing vegetables for yourself, setting up a collection of rare fruit trees, or creating a thriving community garden, this is your first port of call. Read the section on renting an allotment to find out what to do next.
The benefits of allotment gardening
There are lots of benefits to allotment gardening too. It's a great way to relax, keep fit and enjoy the fresh air, with a chance to meet people who share your interests.
Above all, you'll have something to show for all your hard work in the form of seasonal, fresh and delicious produce that can be expensive in the shops.
You'll be doing your bit for the environment too, helping to reduce the energy use and pollution from the transport and packaging of shop bought food, and giving you a great reason to recycle vegetable and organic waste in the form of compost.
Once you have a plot, we keep in touch via our quarterly newsletters.
Community groups are encouraged to share information and ideas.
Giving up your allotment
If you want to give up your allotment, please contact STAA.
If you become ill and can't look after your allotment, contact our Site Management Worker at STAA to discuss ways of managing your allotment until you can garden again.