Thursday, 3 October 2013
New Sands Allotment Show
New Sands in Swalwell, Gateshead is one of the allotment sites in our area and last week they held their first ever allotment show. I was invited to call in to the Sun pub in Swalwell where the show was being held. A great group of people and a good turnout for the event.
Local shows are a great way to encourage gardening, get people involved and show off green-fingered achievements. And I am on a mission to promote them and encourage more allotment sites and societies to hold them.
Next year I am planning to hold one in Marley Hill Community Centre in Gateshead where I run the monthly allotment cafe. The loss of the Gateshead Summer Flower Show last year means that there is an opening for a reasonably large event for the Gateshead (and wider) area as a whole. Watch this space.
My thanks to Tony Turner of New Sands Allotment Association for the photos.