BOLTON ALLOTMENT SOCIETIES (ABAS)
AUGUST ON THE ALLOTMENTS – OPEN EVENTS AND NATIONAL ALLOTMENTS WEEK
Started twelve years ago, National Allotments Week is an initiative which runs annually to help raise awareness of allotments and the role they play in helping people to live healthier lifestyles, grow their own food, develop friendships and bolster communities. The National Allotments Society’s annual awareness week will run this year from 3 to 10 August 2014, and events in Bolton will start with Sapling Rd. Allotments Site’s Open Day on August 3rd and end with the presentation of the ABAS Competition Prizes at Harpers Lane on the 10th.
However Bolton allotment societies (as part of this awareness raising and also to raise much-needed funds to maintain and improve allotments sites) aim to extend this initiative throughout August with a programme of activities that all the community can join in with.
By opening up our allotment sites and inviting the local community to see what happens behind the gates, our hope is that more people will begin to see the benefits allotments bring and support us in our efforts to protect and improve existing sites. Allotments not only benefit those who garden the plots, from families and school children through to working couples and retired individuals but also provide habitats for wildlife and help to keep towns and cities breathing.
PROGRAMME OF EVENTS ON ALLOTMENTS SITES – AUGUST 2014
August 3rd SAPLING ROAD OPEN DAY (at the allotment site)
August 10th HARPERS LANE OPEN DAY AND FLOWER & VEGETABLE SHOW
(At the allotments site)
includes ABAS BOROUGH-WIDE ALLOTMENTS COMPETITIONS
(Presentation of Prizes by Cllr Bashir-Ismail)
August 16th TONGE FOLD VEGETABLE SHOW (At Trinity Methodist)
August 16th SHEPHERD CROSS ST. BARBECUE - (At the allotments site)
August 23rd SHEPHERD CROSS ST. CAR BOOT SALE (At the allotments site)
August 30TH MOSS LEA OPEN DAY (At the allotments site)
August 30th FLORENCE AVENUE OPEN DAY (At the allotments site)
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