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THE CULTIVATED PLOT: A YEAR TO TREASURE

I’ve been reading excerpts from a very timely and fascinating book, The Garden Jungle: or Gardening to Save the Planet by Professor Dave Goulson. He argues that with just a small change in emphasis, our gardens (and allotments) could become a vast network of tiny nature reserves, where humans and wildlife can thrive together. In our case, and, I expect, that of many readers too, he is pushing against an open door. He also states that allotments are 11 times more productive than arable land, but to achieve this sort of output, I would guess we would have to replace one crop with another as

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