Allotment update…

November 24, 2008 at 9:31 am 1 comment

Went down to the allotment yesterday and:

  • made a minuscule amount of progress covering the grass in places where I want to eventually grow things
  • snipped some bits off the currant bushes because a friendly old man told me to
  • pulled back some of the grass in another part of the plot and discovered some RHUBARB!! Yaaay!!!

I also picked up some books in Oxfam this weekend: The Age of Consent, by George Monbiot, which is actually about global justice and creating (as far as I can tell without having read it yet) a globalised democracy to stop corporations and the IMF riding roughshod over the planet and the poor, but which had been put on the ‘Gender Studies’ shelf and I felt I ought to rescue it, and Not on the Label by Felicity Lawrence, of which I have already read the first chapter, where she talks about caming back from living in Pakistan for a few years and being utterly astonished by English supermarkets, ‘permanent global summertime’ and ‘choice’, while everyone expected that the food she had been eating was bland and restricted, and in fact she’d found it more varied and tastier. This was very similar to my own experiences coming home from Africa, on which more when I’m not supposed to be doing something else.

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Normal service will resume shortly Jimmy’s GM Food Fight swallows my afternoon whole…

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  • 1. Emma  |  November 24, 2008 at 5:26 pm

    i liked Not on the Label. I found it changed my shopping choices and gave me the extra push not to shop at the supermarket. Really interesting and some unexpected stuff in there!

    btw i have given you an award over at my blog!

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