In a recent news item on BBC Midlands it was announced that there are over 1000 free allotments around Birmingham. This was a little misleading because it implied that they were ‘free’ as in there was no cost, however what they actually meant is that there are lots of allotments available to let. Rates are reasonable however and sizes vary. Urban Veg, a Birmingham based organisation who promote urban food production, have explained in full the different ways you can find out more about becoming an allotment holder here:
Acocks Green has its fair share of vacant allotment plots. These are available at the Yardley Road allotments. (Access is via the track that runs down beside the canal and the cemetery off Yardley Road). There are also plots in Fox Hollies, next to the leisure centre. Why not get out into your community, get fitter, meet new people as well as producing your own fresh home grown food.