The Crown of Thorns


Publisher:National Trust


Total Pages:300



Books Description:

An allotment is one of the best - and cheapest ways - of getting hold of valuable gardening space to grow you own. Plus it offers one of the most relaxing atmospheres with the chance to mix with fellow gardeners. Your allotment can provide enough fruit, veg and herbs to feed most small families (and cut flowers to adorn the kitchen table) - produce that will taste and look much better than anything shop bought. Jane Eastoe guides you through allotment life, from how to find an allotment, how to plan one out, what to grow, crop rotation, how to store your harvest plus some of the best recipes so you enjoy the fruits of your labour. Great gardening information is given for each crop - the obvious to the not so obvious - from potatoes and carrots to aubergines and chillies. What to grow when, what to grow where plus a calendar of work for the laziest to the most energetic allotment holder. With all the details on the cost of having an allotment, self-management, and protecting your allotment, this is the easiest guide to getting starting on allotment life. In addition to all the practical gardening techniques, the book has background information on local authority control, self-management options, and how to protect your allotment.

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Author:Twigs Way

Publisher:Amberley Publishing Limited


Total Pages:64



Books Description:

More popular now than ever, the allotment is part of the fabric of British life. This is the ideal story of this phenomenon by the subject’s leading historian.

Paradise Allotments

Author:Paul T Todd



Total Pages:N.A



Books Description:

Guy takes a sabbatical to cultivate a slice of paradise; a patch of land, his own allotment, in the heart of London. It becomes a journey that connects him to the earth and Nature, and also leads to new friendships. He hears stories from the past, about the hippy trail to India. The discovery of an unexpected treasure presents a puzzle he must unravel; and he finds love. Relationships flourish on the allotment site, and a gay couple find a way to grow a family. When the allotments site is threatened with closure, he and his new found friends must fight to save it, with a radical and theatrical plan. Filled with joy of growing and laughter aplenty, this is a tale to lighten the heart.

Of Cabbages and Kings: The History of Allotments

Author:Caroline Foley

Publisher:Frances Lincoln


Total Pages:224



Books Description:

This colourful and lively history book tells the story of allotments from their origin in the 17th century protests against enclosures to the present day. Will include the effects of the Napoleonic Wars, the Corn Laws, the Diggers, the role of allotments in both World Wars and the present-day revival. The author champions the history of allotments in the hope of protecting them for the future.

The Novice Gardener's Guide to Allotments

Author:Alex Martin

Publisher:Lulu Press, Inc


Total Pages:N.A



Books Description:

This is my seventh book in the Novice Gardener's Guide series and once again it is based on my own experiences. The intent was to create a sort of 'Biography' of my gardening experiences over the last forty or so years. Rather than create one very large 'encyclopaedia' type book, I thought I would create a set of smaller books, each of which discuss different aspects of gardening. To date I have written on Propagation, Growing Vegetables, Fuchsia, Gladioli, Lillies and produced a 'Year Book' to point out when to carry out these tasks. What I haven't done is show how these events all come together, well not until now that is! They came together in my garden and on my allotments, and in this book I will disscus my allotments. In terms of future books I haven't quite decided how I will write about 'My Garden' Perhaps they will be similar to my Fuchsia, Gladioli, Lily books, or in a similar manner to this book! Only time will tell! Meanwhile I hope you like my latest work...A

Essential Tips for Great Allotments: Flash

Author:Geoff Stokes

Publisher:Hodder & Stoughton


Total Pages:96



Books Description:

The books in this bite-sized new series contain no complicated techniques or tricky materials, making them ideal for the busy, the time-pressured or the merely curious. Essential Tips for Great Allotments: Flash is a short, simple and to-the-point guide that will teach you all the fundamentals for your allotment, from what tools to use to which crops to grow in just 96 pages. For those new to allotments, this is an ideal starting point for growing your own produce organically.

The Allotment Plot

Author:Nicole Tonkovich

Publisher:U of Nebraska Press


Total Pages:440



Books Description:

The Allotment Plot reexamines the history of allotment on the Nez Perce Reservation from 1889 to 1892 to account for and emphasize the Nez Perce side of the story. By including Nez Perce responses to allotment, Nicole Tonkovich argues that the assimilationist aims of allotment ultimately failed due in large part to the agency of the Nez Perce people themselves throughout the allotment process. The Nez Perce were actively involved in negotiating the terms under which allotment would proceed and simultaneously engaged in ongoing efforts to protect their stories and other cultural properties from institutional appropriation by the allotment agent, Alice C. Fletcher, who was a respected anthropologist, and her photographer and assistant, E. Jane Gay. The Nez Perce engagement in this process laid a foundation for the long-term survival of the tribe and its culture. Making use of previously unknown archival sources, Fletcher’s letters, Gay’s photographs and journalistic accounts, oral tribal histories, and analyses of performances such as parades and verbal negotiations, Tonkovich assembles a masterful portrait of Nez Perce efforts to control their own future and provides a vital counternarrative of the allotment period, which is often portrayed as disastrous to Native polities.


Author:Luc J A Mougeot



Total Pages:304



Books Description:

Urban agriculture is an increasingly popular practice in cities worldwide. A sustainable future for it is critical, especially for the urban poor of the developing world. This book presents the first findings of original field research projects funded by IDRC's AGROPOLIS International Graduate Research Awards on Urban Agriculture. Countries studied include Argentina, Botswana, Cte d'Ivoire, Cuba, France,Togo,Tunisia, the UK and Zimbabwe.Together, these studies examine concrete strategies to better integrate 'city farming' into the urban landscape.

Modern Studies in Property Law - Volume 7

Author:Nicholas Hopkins

Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing


Total Pages:502



Books Description:

This book contains a collection of peer reviewed papers presented at the ninth biennial Modern Studies in Property Law conference held at the University of Southampton in March 2012. It is the 7th volume to be published under the name of the conference. The conference and its published proceedings have become an established forum for property lawyers from around the world to showcase current research in the discipline. This collection reflects both the breadth of modern research in property law and its international dimensions. Incorporating a keynote address by Lord Walker of Gestingthorpe, retired Justice of the Supreme Court, on 'The Saga of Strasbourg and Social Housing,' a number of chapters reveal the bourgeoning influence of human rights in property law. Other contributions illustrate an enduring need to question and explore fundamental concepts of the subject alongside new and emerging areas of study. Collectively the chapters demonstrate the importance and relevance of property research in addressing a wide range of contemporary issues.

The Working Man's Green Space

Author:Micheline Nilsen,Brooks M. Barnes

Publisher:University of Virginia Press


Total Pages:248



Books Description:

With antecedents dating back to the Middle Ages, the community garden is more popular than ever as a means of procuring the freshest food possible and instilling community cohesion. But as Micheline Nilsen shows, the small-garden movement, which gained impetus in the nineteenth century as rural workers crowded into industrial cities, was for a long time primarily a repository of ideas concerning social reform, hygienic improvement, and class mobility. Complementing efforts by worker cooperatives, unions, and social legislation, the provision of small garden plots offered some relief from bleak urban living conditions. Urban planners often thought of such gardens as a way to insert "lungs" into a city. Standing at the intersection of a number of disciplines--including landscape studies, horticulture, and urban history-- The Working Man’s Green Space focuses on the development of allotment gardens in European countries in the nearly half-century between the Franco-Prussian War and World War I, when the French Third Republic, the German Empire, and the late Victorian era in England saw the development of unprecedented measures to improve the lot of the "laboring classes." Nilsen shows how community gardening is inscribed within a social contract that differs from country to country, but how there is also an underlying aesthetic and social significance to these gardens that transcends national borders.

Routledge Handbook of Landscape and Food

Author:Joshua Zeunert,Tim Waterman



Total Pages:604



Books Description:

Since the turn of the millennium, there has been a burgeoning interest in, and literature of, both landscape studies and food studies. Landscape describes places as relationships and processes. Landscapes create people’s identities and guide their actions and their preferences, while at the same time are shaped by the actions and forces of people. Food, as currency, medium, and sustenance, is a fundamental part of those landscape relationships. This volume brings together over fifty contributors from around the world in forty profoundly interdisciplinary chapters. Chapter authors represent an astonishing range of disciplines, from agronomy, anthropology, archaeology, conservation, countryside management, cultural studies, ecology, ethics, geography, heritage studies, landscape architecture, landscape management and planning, literature, urban design and architecture. Both food studies and landscape studies defy comprehension from the perspective of a single discipline, and thus such a range is both necessary and enriching. The Routledge Handbook of Landscape and Food is intended as a first port of call for scholars and researchers seeking to undertake new work at the many intersections of landscape and food. Each chapter provides an authoritative overview, a broad range of pertinent readings and references, and seeks to identify areas where new research is needed—though these may also be identified in the many fertile areas in which subjects and chapters overlap within the book.

Federal Accounting Handbook

Author:Cornelius E. Tierney,Edward F. Kearney,Roldan Fernandez,Jeffrey W. Green,Kearney & Company

Publisher:John Wiley & Sons


Total Pages:425



Books Description:

Now in a second edition, Federal Accounting Handbook is the handbook that every financial federal employee can use, covering all of the recent revisions including new FASAB standards and how Congress wants the intent and objectives of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act to be implemented by federal departments and agencies. Written for both the professional and the non-professional, this handbook equips you with the what, why, when, and how of federal financial management,

American Indian Sovereignty and Law

Author:Wade Davies,Richmond L. Clow

Publisher:Scarecrow Press


Total Pages:648



Books Description:

American Indian Sovereignty and Law: An Annotated Bibliography covers a wide variety of topics and includes sources dealing with federal Indian policy, federal and tribal courts, criminal justice, tribal governance, religious freedoms, economic development, and numerous sub-topics related to tribal and individual rights. While primarily focused on the years 1900 to the present, many sources are included that focus on the 19th century or earlier. The annotations included in this reference will help researchers know enough about the arguments and contents of each source to determine its usefulness. Whenever a clear central argument is made in an article or book, it is stated in the entry, unless that argument is made implicit by the title of that entry. Each annotation also provides factual information about the primary topic under discussion. In some cases, annotations list topics that compose a significant portion of an author's discussion but are not obvious from the title of the entry. American Indian Sovereignty and Law will be extremely useful in both studying Native American topics and researching current legal and political actions affecting tribal sovereignty.

American Nations

Author:Frederick Hoxie,Peter Mancall,James Merrell



Total Pages:520



Books Description:

This volume brings together an impressive collection of important works covering nearly every aspect of early Native American history, from contact and exchange to diplomacy, religion, warfare, and disease.

Continuous Productive Urban Landscapes

Author:Andre Viljoen,Joe Howe



Total Pages:304



Books Description:

This book on urban design extends and develops the widely accepted 'compact city' solution. It provides a design proposal for a new kind of sustainable urban landscape: Urban Agriculture. By growing food within an urban rather than exclusively rural environment, urban agriculture would reduce the need for industrialized production, packaging and transportation of foodstuffs to the city dwelling consumers. The revolutionary and innovative concepts put forth in this book have potential to shape the future of our cities quality of life within them. Urban design is shown in practice through international case studies and the arguments presented are supported by quantified economic, environmental and social justifications.

Shaping Neighbourhoods

Author:Hugh Barton,Marcus Grant,Richard Guise



Total Pages:432



Books Description:

Shaping Neighbourhoods is unique in combining all aspects of the spatial planning of neighbourhoods and towns whilst emphasising positive outcomes for people’s health and global sustainability. This new edition retains the combination of radicalism, evidence-based advice and pragmatism that made earlier editions so popular. This updated edition strengthens guidance in relation to climate change and biodiversity, tackling crises of population health that are pushing up health-care budgets, but have elements of their origins in poor place spatial planning – such as isolation, lack of everyday physical activity, and respiratory problems. It is underpinned by new research into how people use their localities, and the best way to achieve inclusive, healthy, low-carbon settlements. The guide can assist with: • Understanding the principles for planning healthy and sustainable neighbourhoods and towns • Planning collaborative and inclusive processes for multi-sectoral working • Developing know-how and skills in matching local need with urban form • Discovering new ways to integrate development with natural systems • Designing places with character and recognising good urban form Whether you are a student faced with a local planning project; a public health professional, planner, urban designer or developer involved in new development or regeneration; a council concerned with promoting healthy and sustainable environments; or a community group wanting to improve your neighbourhood – you will find help here.