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UK: Every allotment in Bristol and how many spaces they all have

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A transformed piece of land into an allotment by Don Jones (Image: Bristol Post)

There are thousands of allotment plots in the city, spread around no fewer than 112 allotment sites.

By Isabel GamTristan Cork
Bristol Live
14 Jul 2019


Growing your own veg and tending your own little plot of earth has been a fundamental necessity and joy for humans since the first agricultural revolution about 7,000 years ago.

The people of Bristol switched from hunting and gathering their food along the banks of the River Avon to planting seeds and growing it thousands of years ago, instantly giving them a settled edge over the people who still carried on relying on whatever they could find in the neighbourhood.

Fast forward 7,000 years, and there is still that divide – between the people who have to rely on whatever they can find, and afford, in the shops, and those who are safe in the knowledge that they’ve got a nice harvest of veg coming their way.

There are thousands of allotment plots in the city, spread around no fewer than 112 allotment sites. Some are huge, some are small, but with more and more of us living in flats, maisonettes and places with no garden, demand for allotments is at a peacetime high.

Of those 112 allotments, 18 are not administered by Bristol City Council, and have their own application systems, but anyone can ask, and get put on the waiting list for a site.

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