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September 29, 2017

There are over 140 allotment sites in the Black Country, each one with its own distinctive character and history. People unite across generational and cultural barriers, pitting themselves against difficulties – harsh weather, poor soil, pests. Vandalism and ill health – in an endeavour to make their plots beautiful, orderly and productive, as the seasons pass and the years roll by.’ Susie Parr  Photo: Alice, Stony Lane, Black Country Allotment Society, 2014  Emma Chetcuti  Final this week. . . . . .

There are over 140 allotment sites in the Black Country, each one with its own distinctive character and history. People unite across generational and cultural barriers, pitting themselves against difficulties – harsh weather, poor soil, pests. Vandalism and ill health – in an endeavour to make their plots beautiful, orderly and productive, as the seasons pass and the years roll by.’ Susie Parr

Photo: Alice, Stony Lane, Black Country Allotment Society, 2014 Emma Chetcuti

Final #PostcardFromSandwell this week.
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#smallholdings #vegetables #localhistory
#fruit #natureguide #BlackCountry #natural #photography #seasons #beekeeping
#beekeeper #awardwinning #weeds #food #recipes #coldwaterswimming
#socialhistory #sandwell #industrial #postindustrial #honey #ikea

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