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Where have we been?

Our ambition is to tour Can You Dig It? to every county in the UK.

Why are we waiting?

Britain needs more allotments – that’s the sensible conclusion of the latest survey of allotment waiting lists in England. On average there are nearly 60 people waiting per 100 plots, found the study by Transition Town West Kirby done in conjunction with the National Society of Allotment and Leisure Gardeners. Presumably they’re not literally standing there waiting for the lucky people who do have plots to give up or die.

The good news is that more councils have set up new sites – 31 councils created new allotments in 2010 compared to 17 in 2009 but we still need more. “Even at a time of budgetary constraint a strong argument can be made for a large increase in allotment provision,” says the report, which goes on to list the benefits.

1) Local homegrown food means less food miles and saves the planet

2) Allotments bring people together and “improve community cohesion”

3) It’s all very healthy

4) Allotments give the unemployed something useful to do

5) They inspire people to write hilarious comedy songs for shows like Can You Dig It? (I added this one myself)

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