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Winning allotments 2018
Despite the desert-like state of the ground this summer, a few plotholders have managed to keep their allotments in condition and have the trophies to show for all their efforts with the watering cans! Here they are:
Di Martino Cup for best selection of growing crops to Tony Havil
Sidney Hughes Trophy for best shown crop to Peter Waite (potatoes)
Donovan Bunning Shield for best kept allotment to Celia Duff
The Gerald Blackaby trophy for best novice plot wasn't awarded this year.
Congratulations to all the winners.
Kings Discount Scheme Seed Catalogues are here!
Despite the summer weather, autumn is on the horizon and the KIngs seed catalogues have arrived. Kings offer allotment society members seriously discounted quality seeds, in some cases two thirds cheaper than the major garden centre retailers! DAS members please email or call for your copy.
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!
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.