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Welcome to your Society site!

For many years, Trevor Taylor, the Society's Honorary President, produced a regular allotment newsletter called Weeder’s Digest, which usually included growing tips, general allotment news and recipes. Here is our equivalent.

This page is an at-a-glance view of what is new, what is happening and, hopefully, what is interesting in the worlds of allotmenteering and of the Society. If there is anything you think we should be talking about, or anything you would like to contribute, let us know.

Follow the links on this page to keep up to date with what is going, look at our photo albums, get growing and cooking ideas, check out the store, and much more.

Let us know what you think about the site and any suggestions you have about content. Better still, send us an article or some photos.

Email me, Joan, at webmaster


Cambridge Sustainable Food

Cambridge Sustainable Food

Cambridge Sustainable Food is an innovative and growing partnership of public, private and community organisations in Cambridge and the surrounding villages. We work with each other to promote a vibrant local food system all along the supply chain and in our community.

CSF welcomes your surplus fruit and veg on behalf of the organisations they represent to keep their services running and support those struggling to access food. They are running their ‘Grow a Row’ campaign again this year. Click here for more information.

 

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If you have a favourite site which you think would interest others, please email webmaster


Cambridge Sustainable Food

Cambridge Sustainable Food welcomes your surplus fruit and veg to keep its services running and support those struggling to access food.
cambridgesustainablefood.org

Gardening for children

It can be difficult to keep the children entertained when you are on your plot. However, this site is jam-packed with fun activities for little ones - guaranteed to keep them busy.
childrensgardeningweek.co.uk

Birdwood Area Residents' Association (BARA)

A really informative site about Birdwood Road in the South Of Cambridge, and the surrounding area - including Burnside.
baracambridge.org

Allotment & Gardens - Advice and useful information

Tips, tricks, self-help videos, recipes and more. It includes an active forum -useful now that our own forum is off-line.

allotment-garden.org

Everything you always wanted to know about carrots, and more besides

Allegedly the world's first virtual museum of the carrot - and who are we to judge?

carrotmuseum.co.uk

The National Allotment Society

The NSALG has an active site with all sorts of useful tips and advice.

nsalg.org.uk

Two Thirsty Gardeners

Digging and swigging through the seasons.

twothirstygardeners.co.uk

No Dig Organic Gardening

"Charles is an acclaimed innovator of no dig, organic growing since 1983, and since 2003 of new ways to crop salad leaves. His original, weed free methods give superb results in both small and large areas...."

charlesdowding.co.uk

Blight Watch

Watching for and dealing with blight - recommended by Andy Kurdynowski. It’s free to register, and if you do you will get email warnings when there is a likelihood, or indeed instances, of blight in your chosen postcode area.

blightwatch.co.uk

The Store is located at the Burnside entrance to the Burnside site. It was revamped in 2017.

The Store is open 10 - 12 Saturdays and Sundays in May, and Saturdays only in June and July.

If possible, please pay for items online - details available from the store.

Price list 2021

Grow Organic 50L£7.50
Blended Farmyard Manure 40L£5.00
Clover Multi-Purpose Compost 75L£5.50
Melcourt All Purpose Peat Free Compost 50L£6.50
Clover 4 Plant Grow-Bag£3.50
Miracle Gro All Purpose Liquid Plant Food 1L£4.00
Bird Netting (4m wide - per m)£1.50
Standard Insect Mesh 1.3mm (3.6m wide - per m)£4.00
Fine Insect Mesh 0.6mm (3.6m wide - per m)£5.00
MDPE pipe for netting loops (25mm - per m)£1.00
125gsm weed control fabric (4m wide – per m)£4.00
Garden twine (plastic)£2.50
6 inch weed fabric staples20p ea
Tomorite tomato Feed 1L£3.50
Maxicrop Organic Tomato Feed 1L£6.25
Garden Twine (green)£1.75
Garden Twine (brown)£2.00
Extra Thick Bamboo Canes 8ft£2.50 ea
Thick Bamboo Canes 8ft80p ea
Bamboo Canes 6ft40p ea
Bamboo Canes 4ft25p ea
Permanent marker for plant labels£2.50
150mm white plant label x1020p
17gsm Fleece (1.5m – per m)20p
Rock Dust 20kg£10.00
Rock Dust 5kg£3.00
OSMO PRO 4 Organic Fertiliser 1kg£1.50
Fish, Blood and Bone 1kg£1.00
Chicken Pellets (6X) 1kg£1.50

Social Links

Registered address

The Vinery Road Permanent Allotment Society
92 Coleridge Road
Cambridge
CB1 3PJ

The Vinery Road Permanent Allotment Society manages two well-run, community-spirited allotment sites in South Cambridge, UK.
They are situated in the Romsey Town area and offer good growing conditions and excellent facilities.