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National Allotments Week
National Allotments Week

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A great 'thyme' had to celebrate National Allotments Week

Plot holders at Eden Allotment Gardens celebrated National Allotments Week on Sunday 18 August with a community BBQ and live music on site.

Allotment holder Rachel McKee also ran gin making and jam making demonstrations.

Growing, cooking, eating and sharing tasty home-grown food is just one benefit of allotment life.

Other benefits include physical exercise and fresh air, and many plot holders find a whole new social life on site.

National Allotments Week started in 2002 as a way of raising awareness of allotments and the role they play in helping people to live healthier lifestyles, grow their own food, develop friendships and bolster communities.

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council has supported the initiative for many years.

There are currently three Council run allotment gardens in the Borough at Eden, Greenisland and Larne.

If you would like to apply for a plot please visit



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