Did you know that as well as being an excellent way to enjoy the outdoors, learn new skills and make friends... just 30 minutes of gardening on your allotment can burn around 150 calories, the same as doing low impact aerobics?

If managed properly, an allotment can produce enough food to supplement a family's weekly shop, with fresh fruit and vegetables over the year. This does require hard work and dedication but even the smallest crop grown, is money saved from the supermarket... and you know exactly where the produce has come from.

Spending as little as 15 minutes a day out in the summer sunshine can build up your levels of vitamin D, if you are fair skinned. And for those whose skin is naturally darker, anywhere up to 90 minutes of sun exposures will help your vitamin levels. So working your allotment can in effect help your body to ward of some illnesses and raise your serotonin levels,

Camborne is lucky enough to have 2 thriving allotment organisations in the parish... one at Enys Road with the other located next to the scout hut in Pengegon. Both sites are fully subscribed and operating waiting lists but have a steady turnover of members and a range of plot sizes / accessibility to suit all budding gardeners regardless of age or experience.

Anyone wishing to find out more should contact Mr Chris Franklin (Tel. 01209 711206, Email- for further information with regard to the Enys Road Allotments and Mr Charlie Tel. 01209 716589, Email- for the Pengegon Allotments.