Wild about wildlife

Why should I care? What’s in it for me?


As gardeners we can grow healthy produce efficiently and give nature a helping hand. If we make just a few changes to how we do things, we can save ourselves time, effort and money too!

Allotments and gardens, managed for wildlife, and cultivated organically, perhaps using the no-dig approach, can provide excellent habitats for beneficial insects, birds and animals.

Many of our long-term plot-holders know that with sensitive horticultural practice, working with nature rather than against it, a plot will achieve a natural ecological balance. Keep in mind that some of what we may see as ‘pests’ and ‘weeds’ are a vital part of the food chain for other species. To find out more, please click here to read Wildlife gardening, by Erica Wells.

Do you have an interesting story to tell? Would you like to explain what you grow, how you use your plot, what grows best in the London clay and climate, to share your experiences with your allotment neighbours and the wider web world? If you do please contact the RAA website team, we are keen to publish more feature stories from plot holders.