The average size of allotments varies from site to site, a full allotment will be around 300 square yards. Many allotments are smaller than this as a full allotment needs a considerable investment in time and effort. It can often prove too much for many individuals. At GAFA we promote the concept of plot sharing – this allows many more people to pool their efforts or share an allotment to achieve their goals more easily. For example at our new St Mary’s Road site we have nine smaller allotments of around 100 square yards and some of these are shared by three or even four people which provides a comfortable space for growing a range of vegetables yet remains relatively easy to maintain and improve.