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High Summer

Annual summer allotment barbecue

Our summer barbecue is on Sunday 15th July.  We know it's on World Cup final day and so are kicking of earlier than usual at 12.30pm.

 

All allotment plotholders are very welcome to join in - just bring £2 and/or a contribution to the barbie.  It's all free for DAS members.

 

Winning allotments

Each year there's a chance for plotholders to win a trophy (best overall plot, best selection of growing crops and best novice plot).  Judging will take place before the BBQ - usually in the morning, so there's still time to have a last minute tidy!  There is also a trophy for best presented specimen crop. This year the categories are:

  Potatoes

  Raspberries

  Broad Beans

  Culinary herbs

Please have a go - the dry weather means nobody's veg will be show-perfect!  Here's the exhibitor guide to help you.

 

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!

 

Waiting list

At present there are no vacant plots on the Moorfield Road allotments.  If you live in, or near, Duxford and would like to join the short 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.

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