argylesock says… Here’s a good summary of how we came to have allotments in Britain, and what they mean to us now. My current allotment (one of several I’ve had) is a lifeline to me.
This video from Britain says about itself:
July 19, 2011
The devastating enclosures of the English commons forced peasants into the labour market and the factories of the industrial revolution. This video explains how and why.
By Nick Matthews in Britain:
Oases of contemplation, exercise and recreation
Wednesday 15 May 2013
I was delighted when the National Society of Allotment and Leisure Gardeners joined Co-ops UK.
It has been around since 1901, and as a bona-fide Industrial and Provident Society has long been a co-operative.
Allotments hold a special place in working-class culture. While there is no typical allotment holder or allotment site, nonetheless they have produced an instantly recognisable landscape.
Interestingly, in their seminal book The Allotment, Its Landscape and Culture – now sadly out of print – David Crouch and Colin Ward argue that the allotment began as a moral project that promoted…
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