Collecting the folklore and uses of plants

REMINDER: Uses of allotment plants

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Discover the uses and folklore of allotment plants with Roy Vickery,  Sunday 2 April 2017, at Living under one Sun, East Hale Allotments, London, N17, 2-4 p.m.

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Report:  A small number of people turned up on what was a bright and sunny afternoon; perhaps people were too busy cultivating their allotments to spare time for other activities.  However, we enjoyed discussing some of the common plants found on the site, including  groundsel (Senecio vulgaris) sold in London in the nineteenth century as food for cage-birds; elder (Sambucus nigra) ‘useful in every part’, and chickweed (Stellaria media) which indicates rich soil, can be eaten in salads and is good for treating skin conditions.

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