Just when we thought the argument had been won about aviation’s impact on climate change, the Conservative government reignited the debate about a third runway at Heathrow. However, last summer, villagers in Sipson, on the outskirts of the airport, got a taste of the old days before Heathrow was paved over, when it was a thriving market-gardening area. The Grow Heathrow group (part of Transition Heathrow) produced a vast array of vegetables in their reclaimed glasshouses and allotments last summer and were able to sell the surplus at Sipson post office, to the delight of many residents. Despite ...


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