Glut of green beans or a cornucopia of courgettes? Send us photos and tell us about the bounty from your allotment
This year’s National Allotments Week, organised by the National Allotment Society, has a theme of shared harvest – so we’d love to see the bounty you have harvested from your plot, whether it’s fruit, flowers or veg.
It doesn’t have to be literal harvest. The bounty from your precious green plot might be a shared cup of tea, or a delicate spider’s web: any opportunity to pause and be grateful for this shared community space, run by local councils.
As the society points out, many allotment holders share their produce with local worthy cases. Let us know if you donate your crops to a food bank or work with local groups, and tell us how your allotment has enhanced the health and wellbeing of your family, friends and community.
National Allotments Week, which runs from 12-18 August 2019, began in 2002 as a way of raising awareness of allotments and the role they play in helping people to live healthier lifestyles, grow their own food, develop friendships and bolster communities.
Every year, we ask Guardian readers to share their pictures of their allotments, and every year, we receive a cornucopia of beautiful photos celebrating readers’ hard work and community spirit on their allotments. Here’s last year’s gallery.
Share your photos and stories
To celebrate National Allotments Week, we are asking Guardian readers once again to share your pictures of allotments and the wonderful produce you’ve grown.
You can share your photographs and tell us a bit about them by using the form below. It would be useful to know where and when the picture was taken. We’ll publish a gallery of some of our favourites and share your stories at the end of August.
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