More allotments

What a marvellous thing the Great British allotment is. The idea of urbanites growing their own food perfectly combines all sorts of contemporary ideologies – it’s local, it’s low-carbon, it’s recession-friendly….For me, it appeals to my...

Vermin

On the first sunny day of the year, I arrive at the allotment gates, a bucket bursting with kitchen waste swinging from my handlebars. The most stalwart diggers, old Jack and his mate, are already out on their plots. Along the road to my left a man is approaching with...

Allotments

I am on a campaign to let every allotment holder in the UK know that they can keep hens on their plot. Whatever your local Council says, or the owners of the land, the association or committee, you have a ‘STATUTORY RIGHT’ to do it. There is a law. passed...

New book on its way!

Julia Hollander’s new book, entitled ‘Chicken Coops for the Soul’ is due to be published in May and will be available to buy online at Guardian Books for £9.99, as well as from other booksellers, probably for a bit more. Please leave a comment if you...