Allotments are about being together but allotments are also about being alone. Allotments are about sharing vegetables, helping out and summer barbecues. Allotments are also about fierce independence – producing your own food takes determination – and the space for personal creativity.
This presentation will explore the allotment as a paradox of individuality and community through three features of allotment life – sheds, boundaries and the plotholders themselves – using stories from the 1930s to the present day.
Hannah is an active member of Glasgow Allotments Forum (GAF) and has just completed a thesis on the history of Glasgow's allotments.
Date: Thursday 29 June
Time: 6.00pm to 9pm
Location: New Glasgow Society, 1307 Argyle Street, Glasgow G3 8TL
Cost: £8.40 (non SEDA members / £5.80 (SEDA members)