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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 6:41 pm    Post subject: Looking for a Christmas Present. Reply with quote

Rooted to the Soil "A History of Cottage Gardens and Allotments by Johnathan Bell and Mervin Watson.
A new book that does exactly what it says on the tin I attended a lecture today very interesting and informative on the history of Allotments and cottage gardening in Ireland.
Do you know what an Allotmenteer is as distinct from an Allotment holder.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I certainly don't....was the answer to that in the book ? Maybe you could explain the difference...? It's not a word I have ever heard before.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No It was not in the book but came up for discussion later, This is where the wolly hat brigade worry me. Anyway an Allotment holder is a person who owns an allotment and grows veg for thier own use. An Allotmentteer is a person who grows veg on an allotment and wants to influence other people as to where veg comes from and encourage others to grow their own as distinct from buying it in a shop.
Someone also brought it it that it is now possible to grow enough food in your sitting room to sustain a family of four for a year, I left at that stage as I had heard enough, tws getting silly must have been something in the tea "Alltalk"
I never knew the difference either.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh....right........kind of allotment crossed with pioneer I presume.......???
As for feeding yourself for a year, it would take a lot of determination and hard work and you'd be fairly hungry after a summer like the one we've just had........
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