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Diary dates for the Spring
Thursday 16th May - Society talk, plant swap and social event "Building a Show Garden" at St Peter's Church. DAS member Jennifer Findlay is helping to build one of the show gardens at this year's Malvern Spring Festival and will be sharing her experiences (and some top insider tricks). Bring along spare seeds and plants to swap, and catch up with fellow gardeners. Visitors welcome.
Monday 27th May (bank holiday Monday) - building the Society scarecrow(s) for National Gardens Open Sunday. At the allotments, time tba, bring scarecrow clothes and the family!
Sunday 2nd June - Open Gardens Sunday. Help us introduce allotment gardening to a wider audience - and maybe gain some newbie plot tenants. Allotments 2pm - 6pm Members' help with hosting needed; visitors to the allotments very welcome.
Sunday 7th July - AGM (1pm) followed by the summer plot barbecue 2pm. Families and visitors welcome
3rd party insurance for your plot
A reminder that all paid-up members of Duxford Allotment Society are now covered by the National Allotment Society plotholders' liability insurance scheme, provided by Shield insurance. This is a new benefit for DAS members and covers plot tenants for accidents or damage to others (e.g. an eye injury caused by flying strimmer debris) caused by their gardening activities up to the value of £50k. This valuable new benefit is automatically included in our NAS membership. Plot-holders who are not DAS members (if you don't have a card you may not be a member!) are, of course, welcome to join and take advantage!
If you live in, or near, Duxford and would like to join the short allotment waiting list, please contact the Parish Clerk for details.
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Renting a Duxford allotment
Growing your own is a great way to get fitter - and make new friends, allotments being quite sociable places.
If you live, or work, within three miles of the Duxford parish boundary you are eligible to rent an allotment. There are sometimes plots immediately available and the waiting list is always short.
Contact the Parish Clerk for more information.