War and Peas explores the heritage of Glasgow’s allotments, looking at how sites developed in response both to national emergencies and social changes since 1914. It aims to raise awareness of healthy eating and outdoor activity today.

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Allotment Diary

Week Beginning – 26th February

It has been impossible to do any gardening this week! When I went down on Wednesday afternoon the site was so covered in snow that I decided that it would be quite foolish to even go in. I had to feed the birds over the fence instead! As there is not much to say, here...

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Week Beginning – 5th February

The last few weeks have been silent due to unexpectedly long, and quite literal, Christmas break. Unfortunately, whilst away on holiday I slipped on an icy path and broke my arm. So gardening clubs were temporarily suspended and there hasn't been too much to say....

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Allotment History

Throughout the project we will be researching the history of Glasgow’s First World War allotments, both the ones that are still here and the ones that have closed. Using records from the city archives, information from site associations and maps, we will be piecing together the story of our city’s allotments.

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