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NSALG AGMNational Society of Allotment and Leisure Gardeners Ltd

Welcome to the March 2015 issue of the National Allotment Society newsletter, we hope that you enjoy reading these updates but if you are no longer interested please unsubscribe by clicking the link at the bottom of the page. If you are reading a copy that has been forwarded to you and would like to subscribe directly Click here Site secretaries - please circulate this e-newsletter to everyone on your site mailing list, so that all members can get access to the news from their Society.

The 2015 Annual General Meeting of the National Society of Allotment and Leisure Gardeners Ltd
Please join us for this year's AGM, which will be held on Saturday 6th June 2015 at the Woodland Grange Conference Centre, Old Milverton Lane, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV32

Check out the AGM page on the website for more details; the final agenda will be circulated in early May.

Members Retail
Discount Page
We now have 9 offers on our members discount page; the more the offers are used the better they will get! Click on the links for contact for details  10% discount for NAS members   Butler and Hill map gifts offer code NSALG15  Liquid Organic Plant Food -One FREE 250ml bottle of your choice for each online Order.

The Edible Garden Show 2015 20 -22 March 2015Are you going to the show this week? The Society will be there providing a free Allotment Advice Clinic, informative talks and member tickets also give parking rights on the NAS sofas in the Potting Shed area. It's not too late to take advantage of the NAS members ticket offer.

Contact detailsPlease do remember to let us know if the contact details for your association change for any reason, you can download and email the change of contact details form on the site secretary’s page of the website to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  and please don’t forget the email addresses.

Changes to the NAS RulesThe date to make comments on the proposed changes has now passed, the comments have been taken in to account and the proposed rules will be presented at the 2015 AGM in Leamington Spa.

Members area on websiteNew information leaflets - we have produced 3 new information leaflets, Water use on allotments, Keeping hens and rabbits on allotments and Honeybees and wild pollinators. Pdfs are available on the members section of the website.Members' Plot Vacancies, email us with vacancies and we will post them on the website.

Shield InsuranceDon't forget that Shield also offer NAS members caravan, home, car and tent insurance at preferential rates. Click the link for more information from Shield Total Insurance, or call 01277 243 054.

Pesticides Action Week - 20 March 2015 - 30 March 2015Have a Pesticide Free Week, a call to all allotment holders and gardeners – put down your insecticide spray gun and lock away your slug pellets for at least a week!The Office International du Coin de Terre et des Jardins Familiaux, of which the Society is a founder members calls on all its affiliated federations to encourage their members to refrain from using all plant protection products, other than natural gardening methods, during Pesticides Action Week 20- 30 March 2015.

Articles for ALG3 2015Please do keep sending in articles for the magazine, we love to read them and are sure other members do too. For the next magazine we’d like to hear how you cultivate your plot - are you a no digger? Do you plant by the moon? We are also planning an article about unusual fruit so if you grow Japanese wineberries and the like, let us know how well they grow and what you do with them.The deadline for ALG 3 is 5 June 2015, if sending in images please remember to send in a signed photo release form, downloadable from the magazine page on the members area of the website and the individuals downloads page. 

National Allotments Week 2015 - 10 to 16 AugustThe theme of this year’s campaign is “A Plot for all Ages” celebrating the way that allotments help to share knowledge across the generations and confirming our commitment to protect sites for future generations. Over the next few months the Society will be searching for:

  • The      oldest plotholder
  • The      youngest plotholder (16 and upwards)
  • Youngest      grower on parents plot
  • The      longest continuous family rental of a plot
  • The      oldest site
  • The      authority that has built the most new plots over the last 5 years

Please get in touch if you can you help us with our search.
This year the campaign will run in the second week of August (10 to 16) and we will once again be encouraging sites to open their gates and invite the local community to share in the benefits of allotmenteering; the support of the local community will be essential if your site is ever threatened with disposal. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for your NAW poster and events guide, available from 30 June 2015.

Britain’s best allotment competitionHave you got Britain’s Best Allotment? We are certain that there’s some great plots out there among our members, click here britains-best-allotment-competition/ for details of a competition running in association with ourselves

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