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Anyone fancy starting a Campaign for Real Apples?

In 1831, the Horticultural Society of London believed there were as many as 1,500 varieties of apples, although it believed many of the older varieties of apples were ‘worn out.’ Loudon’s 1835 Encyclopaedia of Gardening lists hundreds of varieties of apples, with names as romantic as their origins. more...

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How much is that vegetable on the allotment?

Trying to assess the value of an allotment is something that has preoccupied many minds and been the subject of considerable debate for more than two hundred years. more...

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Making Local Food Work Final Newsletter – November 2013

The final newsletter of Making Local Food Work – a reflection from Plunkett’s Chief Executive, Peter Couchman.
 
Making Local Food Work was a bold decision by the Big Lottery Fund to support communities who wanted to take ownership of where their food comes from. more...
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Allotments Act 1922

The Allotments_Act_1922 (12 & 13 Geo.5, Ch. 51) gave tenants greater security and greater compensation on termination of tenancies (Thorpe 1969, 18). more...