Interesting story about allotments on the BBC news24 website. Apparently the occupation of allotments in Birmingham is soaring thanks to women with young families.
I liked this quote:
Ken Vaughan, who has gardened at the allotments for 13 years, said: "They've put a hell of a lot of work in and it has surprised me.
"Somebody said the other day, 'it's nice to see these women instead of the grumpy old men there used to be'. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/west_midlands/4965644.stm