Keith details how important his allotment was during lockdown, especially since he lost his wife. He finds it a good meeting place and beneficial to his mental health.
Carol maintains that the allotment is truly an asset, with nothing else like it in Birmingham.
From an income in the 1950s and a lifesaver during COVID, to a hobby today, David surmises the changing uses of allotments.
‘Clean air corridors’: Richard describes the network of connected green spaces across the city that allow wildlife to move freely.
Brian and Colin explain why allotments are important to them, particularly having ‘access to a piece of land.’
Mick ends with his thoughts for the future of allotments in the city – he sadly maintains that the council don't appreciate what an asset allotments are, even though Birmingham used to be the 'allotment capital' of the UK.
Dave elaborates on his own personal experience of allotments and why they mean so much to him.
Andrew admits to imagining the motorway noise is the sound of the ocean. He found his allotment a godsend during lockdown, when the motorway was silent.
Richard discusses how the city has often ignored green open spaces like allotments – they have become unfashionable.