National Trust to create 1,000 allotments

The National Trust, the UK’s largest private landowner is creating up to 1,000 new allotments or community gardens during the next three years. The plots will be available in around 40 locations near National Trust properties. The trust plans to encourage schools, community groups and charities to make use of the new sites which could provide up to 2.6 million lettuces a year, 50,000 sacks of potatoes, or mixed produce worth up to £1.5 million.