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Organic garden plots on offer 

Allotments appear to be as popular here in Tenerife as they are in the UK.

La Orotava began its scheme in 2011 as a pioneer for the Canary Islands. It has proved extremely popular, so much so that representatives from other municipalities have been to visit to adopt the idea themselves.

Now, La Orotava council is ready to release 78 organic garden plots and is seeking applications before April 28th when the draw will be made.

Each piece of land is 30 square metres within the Doña Chana cultural park. The project is designed to encourage sustainable agriculture and the council is planning lectures and workshops to help growers. An annual fee of 50 euros is payable to help with water, maintenance and improving facilities.

All the information is available on www.villadelaorota.es  for local people who would like to apply.