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The Zero Mile Diet: Carolyn Herriot at TEDxVictoria

Author of ‘The Zero Mile Diet’- A Year Round Guide to Growing Organic Food

Published on Dec 18, 2012

Carolyn Herriot is a food security consultant and regular columnist for the BC Home & Garden and CommonGround magazines, as well as the best-selling author of A Year on the Garden Path: A 52-Week Organic Gardening Guide, The Zero Mile Diet, and The Zero-Mile Diet Cookbook. Herriot grows certified organic seeds for “Seeds of Victoria” at The Garden Path Centre in Victoria.

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January 15, 2013   Comments Off

Lincoln’s Allotments: A History

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Lincoln allotment holders, probably from the West End Allotment Holders’ Association, on an outing during the 1920s. (Photo via Lincoln’s Allotments: A History) Click on image for larger file.

Allotments in Lincoln, Lincolnshire, UK

By Geoff Tann
Email: solsecretary@gmail.com
The Survey of Lincoln
2008

Geoff Tann’s booklet, Lincoln’s Allotments: A History, published by the Survey of Lincoln (2008) with help from the National Lottery Awards for All scheme, explored the origins of Lincoln’s allotment plots and provides a glimpse of social trends which prompted the development, and at times led to the closure, of the city’s many different allotment sites, past and present.

As part of the research for the booklet, detailed information was collected about the 80 allotment sites known to have once existed in Lincoln. This detail was outside the scope of the booklet but has been presented as an Historical Gazetteer of Allotment Sites.

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January 15, 2013   1 Comment