Hello and welcome…

Welcome to the Havelock Road Allotments blog, 

You may have to bare with us over the next few weeks as we get to grips with technology and general ‘webbery’.

To start with though heres a few pictures from around the allotments to give a flavor of the things to come.

Click on the image to enlarge, hit the ‘back’ button to return to the gallery.

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One response to “Hello and welcome…

  1. Socio-cultural and economic functions of allotment gardens

    The Office International du Coin de Terre et des Jardins Familiaux, a Luxembourg-based organization representing three million European allotment gardeners since 1926, describes the socio-cultural and economic functions of allotment gardens as follows:
    for the community: a better quality of urban life through reducing noise, binding dust, making open green spaces in densely populated areas;
    for the environment: conservating biotopes and creating linked biotopes;
    for families: a meaningful leisure activity and the personal experience of sowing, growing, cultivating and harvesting healthy vegetables among high-rise buildings and the concrete jungle;
    for children and adolescents: a place to play, communicate and to discover nature and its wonders;
    for working people: relaxing from the stress of work;
    for the unemployed: the feeling of being useful and not excluded, and a supply of fresh vegetables at minimum cost;
    for immigrant families: a possibility of communicating and better integration in their host country;
    for disabled persons: a place enabling them to participate in social life, to establish contacts and overcome loneliness;
    for senior citizens: a place to communicate with people having the same interests and an opportunity of self-fulfillment during retirement.

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