Could dark clouds threaten...
Hi all and it’s great to be back and read other members’ blogs. As always sheer delight from photos and anecdotes.
I’ve not been around much again due to work, work and more work. Honestly, I’m tired of working other people’s gardens then getting back to mine garden and allotment, especially in this heat.
So what’s the news? Well today I was watering the allotment (as always these days) when I bumped in to the chair of our site, who was frantically strimming unused plots (two) where the grass had grown too long. I wondered over to say hello and catch up. The thing he told me was this, ‘the council are doing a spot check tomorrow and I reckon they want to close the site down as they need to build more houses’.
I can’t tell you how much this disheartened me hearing that. Recently the council have built over so many areas local to me. Flats, houses, offices and so on. The site I’m at isn’t at 100% usage unfortunately but with a privately owned allotment site that’s under threat nearby already and houses being built left, right and centre, where are we all supposed to grow our own? I walked away with courgettes, onions and broad beans today. Enough to feed my family for a while thus saving money and being good to the environment. Why are people like us being punished?
It sounds strange to mention but one of my favourite films is Star Trek: First Contact. Why? Because Captain Picard mentions that money is no longer important in the future world. Wish it were so right now as I’m sure it’s down to money (as well as government pressures) that our site is being threatened.
- 17 Jul, 2013
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