Thursday, 21 June 2007


The World Commission on Environment and Development (1987) defines sustainable development as development that ‘meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs’. In other words sustainable development means that the well being of the people should at least be increasing over-time.

By growing our own vegetables, we are fulfilling one of our basic needs.

Tuesday, 15 May 2007


During rationing the nation learned to live without a lot - do you or your relatives remember rationing? What did they miss the most?

Friday, 11 May 2007

Wartime recipes


4 cups of flour
1 cup of chopped walnuts
1 good cup of milk
1 cup of sugar
4 teaspoons of baking powder
1 good pinch of salt
Mix flour, sugar and walnuts together. Add salt and baking powder, then the milk. It should be slightly wetter than an ordinary cake mixture. Leave to rise for 10 minutes. Bake in a greased cake tin in a slow oven till risen and brown.

Taken from ‘What did you do in the war, mum?’ Age Exchange - try this recipe or leave us your own.

Thursday, 10 May 2007

Welcome to the Dig for Victory Allotment Blog

The Churchill Museum and Cabinet War Rooms in partnership with the Royal Parks will be carrying on the Dig for Victory allotment project for a second year. Due to popular demand, the Second World War allotment and modern day allotment will return in 2008 for another year of activities and events.

Dig for Victory was a Second World War campaign to help combat food shortage in Britain by promoting the planting of allotments in gardens and on public land. The campaign addressed issues that we are concerned about today – having access to fresh healthy food, being active and living sustainably.

The allotment will be open to visitors in the new year seven days a week from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Keep watching the Dig for Victory website for details of upcoming events and activities.

Leave us your comments, post a blog of your own, or visit our Flickr site and leave us photos of your own allotment.