You might be forgiven for thinking that allotmenteering is a pretty apolitical pastime but nothing could be further from the truth. From the early days of plots of land being "allotted" to working folk who since the Enclosures Acts had found themselves without the land to produce a portion of their food, to today's campaigns to ensure that Local Authorities fulfil their allotment obligations, the plot is anything but apolitical. I just came across a cracking website http://www.dontlosetheplot.org and Facebook page. At last an allotment online presence that goes beyond 101 interesting things to do with a cucumber!
Artwork by Liam O'Farrell. (Another great find BTW.)