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Gardeners’ Social & Seed Swap 2013

February 10, 2013

Gardeners' Social & Seed Swap 2013

Whether you’re a hardy allotmenteer or grow flowers and veggies at home, you’re bound to have a few extra packets of seeds lying around. The Gardener’s Social is your chance to trade some of those seeds, sets, crowns or shoots for ones you might fancy a bit more. This is an opportunity to save some money and maybe try something new!

Even if you don’t have seeds to swap please join us for an afternoon of meeting other gardeners and chatting about all things green and growing. Representatives from some of the island’s allotments will also be on hand to answer questions and provide information.

How it works:
1. Show up with seeds to swap (labelled in envelopes/bags)
2. Swap your seeds directly with other gardeners or by placing them in the provided boxes for easy browsing.

3. Have fun and feel encouraged to try new varieties 4. Any extra seeds leftover from the event shall be donated to a worthy cause.

Though entry is free a raffle will be held to support the costs of the event. You can help by purchasing tickets and/or bringing along a small item as a prize. We thank you in advance!

Manx Lottery Trust helps LALAA Build a Communal Shed

August 16, 2012

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LALAA is happy to announce that the Manx Lottery Trust has granted us over £2400 to use towards the construction of our communal allotment shed. This small building now serves as a place for allotmenteers to store their spades and trowels and to shelter from rain and wind. Placed at the top of our field it also acts as the hub of the allotment and we hope to add an announcement board as well as picnic tables in the year to come.

We wish to thank the Manx Lottery Trust for their contribution towards our project and for supporting our small local organisation. With their generous help, gardening at LALAA has become even more of an enjoyable and community-centred experience!

Tanya Highet, LALAA Secretary

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Allotment Shed

April 4, 2012

Allotment Shed

I’m happy to announce that we now have a communal allotment shed built at our site. It still needs its door and windows and for it to be secured but we imagine that it won’t be long now!

While plot-holders aren’t permitted to build sheds or other large ‘permanent’ structures on their plots, they will be able to use this space for storing of tools.

Allotments available in Laxey

March 20, 2012



We have plots available at our Laxey allotment and are looking to recruit keen gardening enthusiasts. Whether you’re an experienced gardener and are just looking for a bit more land or are a complete beginner, we invite you to get in touch with us.

A short jaunt away for anyone living in Lonan, we have a convenient carpark and taps installed on site as well as the best allotment views on the island. We also will have a communal shed built in the next month. Our current group of gardeners comprises a wide range of people of all ages, gender and several nationalities.

for more information
Email: lalaa at manx dot net

LALAA Website: http://lalaaland.wordpress.com/
And we are now on Facebook: LALAA – Laxey and Lonan Allotments Association


Upcoming Event – The Gardeners’ Social and Seed Swap

January 28, 2012

We’re really pleased to invite you to the Gardeners’ Social and Seed Swap which will take place on Sunday, February 19th from 3-5pm at the Laxey Sailing Club. We along with allotments on the Isle of Man have planned this fun afternoon of meeting other gardeners as well as giving you the chance to take home some new seeds for free. The text in the above image is a bit small so I’ll post it below. If you have any questions whatsoever please leave a message on this post or email us.

Please spread the word to family and friends who might be interested in attending and feel free to print out this flyer to post on community boards.

Gardeners’ Social & Seed Swap
Sunday February 19th, 3-5pm
Free Entry

Whether you’re a hardy allotmenteer or grow flowers and veggies at home, you’re bound to have a few extra packets of seeds lying around. The Gardener’s Social is your chance to trade some of those seeds, sets, crowns or shoots for ones you might fancy a bit more. This is an opportunity to save some money and maybe try something new!

Even if you don’t have seeds to swap please join us for a an afternoon of meeting other gardeners and
chatting about all things green and growing

How it works:
1. Show up with seeds to swap (labelled in envelopes/bags)
2. Move around the room and swap your seeds directly with other gardeners. If you don’t have something to swap, make them an offer.
3. Have fun and feel encouraged to try new varieties

A raffle will be held to support the costs of the event. You can help by purchasing tickets and/or bringing along a small item as a prize. We thank you in advance!

To be held at the
Laxey Sailing Club
On the Quay, Tent Road
Laxey, Isle of Man

…with plenty of parking
along the promenade

Hosted by the IoM Allotment Forum
For more info please email: lalaa@manx.net

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