Climate Change allotments

Mon, May 11, 2009


Good news to report from my previous blogs about The Village –  a square of allotments very near to where I live in the Meads in Eastbourne. I have met an inspiring gardener who runs his plot with excellent green credentials – as a gardener and in his professional life.

Councillor Steve Wallis is also the portfolio holder for the Environment at Eastbourne Borough Council and spends a great deal of time dealing with important environmental issues for the town’s 90,000 plus inhabitants. He has recently helped established a Community Environmental Committee for Eastbourne to explore the best way for the town  to adapt to climate change.


At weekends, Steve takes environmental inspiration from his allotment where to date he has planted onions, carrots, radishes, beetroot with plans for a host of other delicious crops to harvest over the summer. Steve’s allotment has brilliant green credentials with water butts, an impressive wooden compost and a desire to grow everything organically.

I am really pleased to get involved with an allotment  – even if its not my own!  This will help me see first hand what grows well in our changing climate.

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I am not an experienced gardener - more of an enthusiastic amateur who learns by trial and error and who is keen to "manage" the effects of shifting weather patterns on my garden. Writing this blog is my passion and it has evolved over 12 years to inspire engagement with climate change outside our back doors, in our personal gardens and green spaces. My mission is to fertilise and expand this platform to grow a community of global gardeners communicating about the effects of climate change on our plants and exploring how each individual can make small changes in our lives to become more sustainable. The future of our gardens and #OurPlanet is in our hands - please plant your own seeds for our collective sustainable future.

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