Category: allotments

  • Bread & Roses

    Bread & Roses

    A photo-essay following local food in Boston, Lincolnshire, presented at the Harvest Supper hosted by the High Sheriff of Lincolnshire at Lincoln Cathedral, October 2021. And a few reflections on it, by Laura Stratford.

  • Low Fulney Family Allotments

    Low Fulney Family Allotments

    Family Services Goes Outdoors! “We were working with a group of Young People who were permanently excluded from school, and there was this one girl who told us about her trips with her Grandad to his allotment. They were good memories. So we said to ourselves, could we have an allotment, where more young young […]

  • Gosberton House Academy

    Gosberton House Academy

    At Gosberton House Academy, all children get to grow vegetables from seed, cook every week, and eat the things that they have grown on the site. I know full well that plenty of children get little more experience of growing food than germinating a broad bean in a yoghurt pot!  So I had to go […]

  • Can kids keep bees?

    Can kids keep bees?

    They’re not exactly the most usual school pet, requiring considerable knowledge and skills, some specialist equipment, not to mention the careful handling – but the learning opportunities are as bountiful and delectable as the honey! Wyberton Primary Academy near Boston shows us how it’s done, with a little help from Willoughby Road Allotment Association. The […]

  • Four things I’ve learnt – and a question

    Four things I’ve learnt – and a question

    1. Getting your hands dirty is transformative 2. The good food economy is a shared endeavour 3. Intergenerational friendship matters 4. Solidarity is on the rise A question: What would we do differently if we no longer needed foodbanks?

  • My Little Allotment: growing veggies, well-being and an online community

    My Little Allotment: growing veggies, well-being and an online community

    Kirsty’s Lincoln allotment turned around her mental health, ignited a passion for growing, and over the past four years has inspired thousands of people, through her social media following. I talked to Kirsty about what motivates her, and how her experience as an allotment holder has transformed her life.

  • Welcome to my vegan allotment

    Welcome to my vegan allotment

    Ady, who has 12 years experience growing a productive, wildlife-friendly, fully vegan allotment in Lincoln, tells us about his experience, really useful vegan methods, and beginner tips: control weeds, save seeds, experiment and enjoy!

  • Talking Allotments with Melvyn Prior

    Talking Allotments with Melvyn Prior

    Melvyn Prior from Radio Lincolnshire shares tips for allotments, his love for veggie growing, and how he caught the gardening bug in the first place. Entering the gate of Melvyn Prior’s allotment on an early summer evening, you are greeted by a dazzling row of sunflowers in full bloom; it seems quite appropriate! Melvyn has […]

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