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.

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Allotment Diary

Week Beginning 29th October

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...

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Week Beginning 8th October

Gordon was the clear winner of our sunflower competition! His was the only one that flowered and it somehow survived Storm Ali. Congratulations...

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Week Beginning 17th September

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...

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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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