Sheffield study highlights impact of home-grown food

MYHarvest (Measure Your Harvest) is an exciting research project being carried out at the University of Sheffield that will estimate the contribution people who grow their own fruit and vegetable crops are making to UK national food production.

At present, there is a recognition that own-growing in the UK makes a really important contribution to food security, healthy diets and general well-being, but we currently have a poor understanding of how much own-grown food people are able to produce.

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NAS Members’ Offers

NAS-Member-Offers-209x300The National Allotment Society has negotiated a number of attractive deals with suppliers of seeds, plants and equipment.

As part of your membership of Alwoodley Allotment Society you are also member of the NAS and can take advantage of these special deals.

All you need to do is quote the various offer codes when ordering to start saving.

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British pollinating insects in decline

Large shaggy bee

A third of British wild bees and hoverflies are in decline, according to a new study published in the journal Nature Communications.

If current trends continue, some species will be lost from Britain altogether, the scientists say.

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The eyes have it

Potato varieties

This is the time of year when many of us order our seed potatoes for delivery in the new year but which varieties to choose?

First earlies, second earlies and maincrop are the main categories, but within each there is a huge range of varieties to choose from.

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