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Allotment gardens as a space of responsibility

A new article published in the journal Annals of the American Association of Geographers asks us to think about the types of responsibility that are being produced by community gardens and through community gardening. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/24694452.2016.1261687   Harvey Neo and…

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Our Summer Festival

On Saturday 24th June we held our summer festival where we enjoyed a cream tea and picnic in good company, before touring the site to admire the efforts made in our first annual scarecrow festival competition.  Thank you to everyone who participated - the standard was high this year and we look forw…

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Allotment Gardening as a Collective Enterprise


As a lecturer in human geography I’m interested in how people relate to the environment. For a couple of years now, as well as helping to tend my family’s allotment patch at Broad Oak Park, I’ve spent my day job working on funded projects that explore the nature of our connection to the environmen…

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BOPAA Communal Shed

You may have seen a few of us putting up the shed and beginning to paint it green. We haven't finished yet, but it will be ready soon. We will be painting again on Friday 15th July. Just come along and join in, if you'd like!

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Bee Keeping Meeting at the People Greenhouse Saturday 11th June

Many of the Broad Oak Allotment plot holders were joined at the hospitable People Greenhouse on Saturday morning, by Mr. Mike Cullen, a local Master Bee Keeper. He was very informative and answered all of our questions regarding keeping bees on our site. We voted in favour, by an absolute majority, …

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Ride-On Mower Training 14th March 2016

We were joined by Paul from Battle Mowers on 14th March, who demonstrated how to use our new ride-on mower and provided training for the Association volunteers who were interested in taking part. It was great to see so many members kindly willing to offer their time to maintain our grounds. Thank …

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