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I have an allotment! (And a critique of Jamie Oliver’s Ministry of Food in my drafts folder, which is less exciting right now.) I think I have correctly identified which one it is and it appears to have two apple trees on it, plus some dead beans, some pink flowers and some beds covered in black plastic – fortunately not lots of brambles and couchgrass! Hopefully not too much work to do to it. Might plant lots of garlic when I get back from holiday.

And then I got locked in and had to climb over a gate to get out, which was an inauspicious start to my allotmenting career…

October 8, 2008 at 6:26 pm 4 comments

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Rob Hopkins, Transition Handbook

“Environmentalists have often been guilty of presenting people with a mental image of the world’s least desirable holiday destination – some seedy bed and breakfast near Torquay, with nylon sheets, cold tea and soggy toast – and expecting them to get excited about the prospect of NOT going there. The logic and the psychology are all wrong.”

Barbara Kingsolver, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle

"Food is that rare moral arena in which the ethical choice is generally the one more likely to make you groan with pleasure."

Carlo Petrini

"A gastronome who is not also an environmentalist is an idiot. An environmentalist who is not also a gastronome is, well, sad."

Sharon Astyk

"I am, of course, firmly opposed to consumerism and corporatism in all its forms, and I believe that we are deeply confused about material needs and wants. Now let me explain how books and yarn are totally different than the material things that other people want ;-)…."

Raj Patel, at Slow Food Nation

"Biofuels, which is the preposterous policy that we should grow food not to eat it but to set it on fire."