As a member of Ashford Allotment Society, you can buy Lesley Acton's new book for £12.99 instead of the usual price of £14.99, by quoting the promotion code ALG when ordering.
Telephone the bookshop on 0115 837 3097, 10am-5pm Monday to Friday. Free P&P anywhere in the UK.
'Growing Space' looks at how changing economic, political and cultural cinditions have affected the demand for plots. It debunks the muyth that the provision of allot- ments was solely a benign activity for the poor. Instead it was a highly politicised process reflecting national and local policies on land use, and the constant struggle to hold onto these city fields and country gardens. Illus- trated throughout with photographs and colour pictures.
Full index. 270 pages.
About the author:
Lesley Acton is a conservation and cultural heritage consultant. She has written on allotments for the Institute of Archaeology. She is in contact with allot- menteers nationwide, and runs the popular website allotmentresources.org Do check it out, it's full of fascinating stuff.
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