28 May 2007
They exist in many English towns, allotments—small plots of land separated by fences, set aside for local people to grow plants. Usually located on council property with an accessible water supply, they rent for £20-£25 ($40-$50) a year.
Allotments are primarily used for growing vegetables, but some choose to raise ducks and chickens, and several plots can be combined into horse pastures. Though some allotments are immaculate, the majority seem to have a personality all their own, with rickety sheds and barely-standing greenhouses.
The photo above, from nearby Meadowfield, shows the best relation of an allotment to a town, and the range of allotment uses.
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30 MAY 2007
A friend suggests one of these would make a strategic private office for Ben. Brilliant! Out in nature... Healthy snacks all around... Free pony rides... Oh, here. I’ve found just the spot.
Comes with free courier service.
Photo: Harry's pigeons, Tudhoe Village Allotments