allotments, growing food, News, Schools

Can kids keep bees?

They’re not exactly the most usual school pet, requiring considerable knowledge and skills, some specialist equipment, not to mention the careful handling - but the learning opportunities are as bountiful and delectable as the honey! Wyberton Primary Academy near Boston shows us how it's done, with a little help from Willoughby Road Allotment Association. The… Continue reading Can kids keep bees?

allotments, growing food

My Little Allotment: growing veggies, well-being and an online community

Kirsty’s Lincoln allotment turned around her mental health, ignited a passion for growing, and over the past four years has inspired thousands of people, through her social media following. I talked to Kirsty about what motivates her, and how her experience as an allotment holder has transformed her life.

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allotments, growing food, sustainable food

Talking Allotments with Melvyn Prior

Melvyn Prior from Radio Lincolnshire shares tips for allotments, his love for veggie growing, and how he caught the gardening bug in the first place. Entering the gate of Melvyn Prior’s allotment on an early summer evening, you are greeted by a dazzling row of sunflowers in full bloom; it seems quite appropriate! Melvyn has… Continue reading Talking Allotments with Melvyn Prior