Dear Allotmenteer,

You are invited to our Annual General Meeting.
The Brighton and Hove Allotment Federation Annual General Meeting will be at
7pm on Wednesday 29th March
The Brighthelm Centre, North Road, Brighton

The agenda will include a review of the progress of the allotment strategy, and the election of BHAF officers.
This year our guest speaker is Laurie Jackson from 'Buglife'. Laurie is the pollinator and wildlife advisor for Buglife, which is the Invertebrate Conservation Trust. Her talk is titled 'Pollinators and Allotment Plots - The Perfect Partnership' and will explain how attracting various pollinators to our plots and keeping them safe helps us as growers and helps the wider environment. Many invertebrates are in serious danger and allotments can play a huge part in their conservation.
Plot holders, co-workers and community plot members in Brighton and Hove, are invited to attend. Cheese and Wine provided!

Please forward any agenda items and any nominations for Federation
Officers or Committee members to or by post to
BHAF Secretary, c/o Stanmer Nursery, Stanmer Park, Brighton, BN1 9SE

How my Allotment helped me with my mental health and wellbeing.
I’m going to talk about something quite personal to me but by reading the following blog post I hope you will get a better idea of how my mind works – and inevitably get to know who I am better, how my allotment helped me recognise negative thinking patterns, in addition to learning more about the human nature of others
Urban butterfly declines 69% compared to 45% drop in countryside.
Pesticides, paving and higher temperatures have put huge strain on butterflies in cities over past two decades, finds study
Allotment artists find beauty in the cabbage patch.
'The future of Allotments' a view from 20 years ago.
The Brighton and Hove Allotment Federation is run by volunteer allotment holders. All plot holders are members of the Allotment Federation.
We look forward to seeing you at the AGM.
Best Regards,
Mark Carroll
BHAF Committee.
Brighton and Hove Allotment Federation