07 december, 2011
Yesterday we had frost. I took a walk to a nearby place where there are allotment gardens. Many of the plots have small houses which in fact are sheds for tools and meant to provide shelter. Some of them are neatly built and painted in bright colours. They look like small summer houses. In the summertime this place is full of flowers, vegetables and of course – amateur gardeners. Allotment gardens were made available for urban citizens as a means of recreation. Denmark have a history of allotments dating back to 1778 (thanks Wikipedia) and impressed by what they saw people in Sweden established their first allotment gardens in 1895. News did not travel fast in those days.