National Allotment Week Update

20 Aug by NADCAA

National Allotment Week Update

On Thursday I gave an interview to Victoria Graham on Radio Devon trying to promote the benefits of allotment gardening.

Environmental Officer Meryl manned the stand outside Lloyds Bank on Friday helped by several members of the Committee during the day. Neil Dixon SW Regional Rep. for the National Society, brought his stand up along with a lot of promotional material. The NADCAA stand really stood out and was a credit to Meryl and all her hard work. There was even “Trench Cake” made from an original recipe from the Great War for people to sample. I did try it and to be fair if I had been a soldier stuck in the trenches during WW1 I would have welcomed it.

On Saturday Meryl manned the stand again with help from various Committee Members.

In the evening Nigel, a Committee Member from Cooke’s Field, arranged bat detectors and lead a bat detecting evening on the wildlife area at Decoy Field. This was closely followed with Ken setting up equipment to identify some moths.

On Sunday there was an International day when members could bring along a dish from abroad cooked with their own produce.

All events were well attended and huge thanks must go to Meryl who spearheaded all of the events and did a lot of background work regarding the history of the Association.

Tim Callard (Chairman)