We’ve just signed this change.org petition to protect the closure of UK allotment sites. It’s been organised by Save Farm Terrace campaigner Sara Jane Trebar and has 14,410 supporters at the time of writing. Worryingly, the petition states that ‘councils across the UK are currently selling off allotment land to developers’ and that ‘between 2007 and 2013 the government only turned down 4 applications out of 199 to close allotment sites’. Most allotment holders would be devastated if their allotment site suddenly came up for grabs. We’ve been planting, growing, eating and composting on our own plot for the last twelve years. We feed ourselves well in the summer months from the produce we grow and we get plenty of exercise and fresh air whilst working there. There are stories, histories, memories and a wealth of knowledge and expertise on all of our allotment sites. Anyone with an allotment or an interest in growing food take a look at the petition and please share.