War and Peas explored the heritage of Glasgow’s allotments and how they developed in response to national emergencies and social changes from 1917 to the present. It also aimed to raise awareness of healthy eating and outdoor activity today. The project was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
This will be the final post! This week we had our last harvest - the Jerusalem Artichokes. Opinions were mixed on these. Some of the volunteers found them to be very tasty and I did not - I've never had them before and had been looking forward to them all year so it...read more
Gordon was the clear winner of our sunflower competition! His was the only one that flowered and it somehow survived Storm Ali. Congratulations...read more
We had a bit of a shock this morning when we arrived at the plot and saw the damage that Storm Ali had done - much, much worse than Storm Hector had been! The entrance to the site was a complete mess with bit of tree and branch all over the driveway and the runner...read more
Saturday 17th March 10.00 – 16.00
In Glasgow potatoes are traditionally planted on St. Patrick’s Day so War & Peas is joining in with this tradition! Come and celebrate St. Patrick’s day on the plot by planting our seed potatoes!
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.