Kitchen Garden

TALES FROM THE ALLOTMENT

THERAPEUTIC PLOT

In 2011 I was struck down with a long-term illness. After several years hiding indoors my aunt got herself an allotment and convinced me to come over just to get me out of the house and the deep hole of depression I was in. Things started off slowly with me mainly watching and then I was given one raised bed that I could tend from my mobility scooter.

I had a great year there getting to know my neighbours from the village. The following year we noticed the half plot on the

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