Soil, Allotments and Penny BurgessPenny Burgess is right to support The Coombe Allotments. See the Article in the Gazette.
In an article published on 25th March in The Guardian, George Monbiot says:
"A paper, by researchers in the UK, shows that soil in allotments – the small patches in towns and cities that people cultivate by hand – contains a third more organic carbon than agricultural soil and 25% more nitrogen. This is one of the reasons why allotment holders produce between four and 11 times more food per hectare than do farmers."So less air miles and more food. This ties in nicely with the International year of the Soil Post on 19th March.