So what should you do if you think you'd like your own plot of land to grow things? Firstly visit the council's website: http://www.swindon.gov.uk/directory/26/allotments where you'll find out where the 26 allotment sites are in the town, and instructions on how to apply for one.
I was down there today when I met Kim and Naj who I'd previously met last year at a Christmas fair at the Pilgrim Centre, they were looking for allotment 2b, the vacant plot next to mine!!
Time to be encouraging about how easy it would be to get it into full working order with a bit of weed clearance and digging; I think they were convinced, they took photos anyway, and so did I:
Keen to encourage more people to experience the joys of allotmenting, I've taken a few more photos over the last few weeks: