NSALG are conducting a test to try and put a number on the worth of an allotment. They are looking for volunteers – 10 from each region of the UK – who are prepared to record the weight of what they harvest from their plots, the amount they spend on the plot and the time spent working on it. The idea is to start in March of this year and get a record for a complete year. SAGS is keen to help, we already have some members who are interested, but anyone who would be prepared to do this please get in touch with us.
For interest here is the record of a year’s work on an allotment by one of our very experienced members. It is much more detailed than is required by NSALG as it shows dates of sowing and harvesting as well as the cost of buying the equivalent in a supermarket. Also it bravely shows the failures as well as the successes.