When I attended the allotment AGM last month I found out that I had received an award from Manchester City Council for my allotment in 2011!!! I received a “Highly Commended” award, which was the lowest level to receive a certificate, but I am still very pleased. It is currently residing in pride of place on the fridge.
I really did not expect to receive an award at all. It has been a real boost and has spurred me on to improve our allotment even more this year. Although I am definitely not counting on receiving an award next year due to an overgrown fruit patch at the back of the plot that needs serious attention. It is going to be attended to in the next month or so, so watch this space!!!