Nuneaton Federation of Allotment Associations (N.F.A.A.) was formed in approximately 1912 and currently the Federation consists of 12 associations in Nuneaton. The Federation’s primary task is to offer support to its membership and the promotion of allotmenteering throughout the town.
We are fully committed to supporting the Council’s Allotment Strategy and we want to involve and support the wider community in the wonderful activity of growing with all the benefits that this can have for everyone.
If you’d like to know more about what we do or how we can help you in a community project, please contact us.
that are already being undertaken by our members include:
– a garden at the George Eliot hospital for patients of the Coronary Care Unit, managed jointly with the hospital and Hill Top East Allotment Association
– Greenmoor Community Allotment Association has links with a local nursery school and hosts ‘Challenge’ visits from groups of young people from the National Citizens Service
– Ryder’s Hill Allotment Association have set up and maintain a garden area at the local school and are actively involved in helping the children to grow things
Supporting the Allotment Strategy
We aim to support the NBBC Allotment strategy by promoting the benefits of gardening, not just allotment gardening, to all:
Health benefits : by promoting healthier eating and more exercise; promoting opportunities to grow with minimal or no chemicals
Social: by establishing links within the community we can help them to enjoy a healthy pastime and give them the opportunity to meet other people.
Money saving: by promoting ‘grow your own’ as a way to supplement household budgets; promoting home-grown fresh food means less packaging and less food miles for the community as a whole; by promoting re-use and re-cycling to allotmenteers and the wider community
Environment: by encouraging active management of allotment sites to provide a variety of wildlife habitats (but not for slugs and pigeons); to provide a green space that can be appreciated by the community
Education: by establishing links with community groups and schools to share skills in growing