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The Botany of Empire in the Long Eighteenth Century

A not-to-be missed online exhibit from  Dumbarton Oaks Rare Book Collection

The long eighteenth century saw widespread exploration and a tremendous increase in the traffic in botanical specimens.

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Action on Additives

Action on Additives highlights the unnecessary use of colourings, sweeteners and flavourings in foods, drinks and medicines, particularly for pregnant women and children. more...

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IT’S AN ABSOLUTE SCANDAL THAT ALLOTMENT HOLDERS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO RETURN TO THEIR SITE

In 2007, when Manor Garden Allotments in Stratford (East London) were closed to make way for the 2012 Olympic Park, artist Thomas Pausz built a hut from reclaimed materials, which stood next to the Royal Albert Hall in West London. more...

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The Origins of the National Society of Allotment and Leisure Gardeners

A short history of the national voice of the allotment movement

Since the inception of allotments, plot holders have been represented by a number of organisations, which have helped to promote the movement, lobbied on its behalf and provided advice on all aspects of allotments to governments, other societies and individuals.  more...