ARI has reached its conclusion - but help is still available
On the 31 October 2012 the ARI Programme, which has helped to revive interest in allotments and food growing across the UK reached its natural conclusion; we feel that we have fulfilled our original purpose and are proud of our contribution to the current positive momentum in the allotment movement. Though the project will not continue in its current format, all of the partners are committed to ensuring that the good work will continue over the coming years; please see further support for details.
Thanks to further funding from the Big Lottery's Local Food programme we are able to maintain a legacy ARI website for a further three years following the project end; ensuring that the on-line resources remain freely available and the allotment community can continue to benefit from our past work. Please note that the web-site will not be updated beyond December 2012.
This site provides details of the programmes achievements as well as details of the most appropriate alternative sources of support and advice for those seeking to regenerate and promote allotments in the UK. This includes details for the continuation of the highly successful Allotment Mentor programme and Allotment Officers' Forums.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has been involved with ARI, staff and volunteers, advisers and funders - past and present.
ARI has been funded by:
We would like to sincerely thank Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and the Tudor Trust for their generous funding and support of the ARI project from 2002 – 2008.