In the UK there was screened a TV series called " The Victorian Kitchen Garden " in 1987. They re - established an old walled garden, it was an insight into how things were before the world wars came and things in the world changed.
Awesome, thanks! I know what I'm going to watch on my lunchbreak!
A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.
-Robert A. Heinlein
One thing I learnt from watching that is there really were steampunk Hügelbeets!
Thanks for that. I'm amazed this is already 30 years old, as I thought those 'real life back then' sort of programs were a relatively recent thing. Well, the re-enactment with actors probably is, this is still a bit more of a traditional type of documentary, I suppose.
The Gardner Harry Dodson was a real life Gardner who was time served in the big house gardens . I watched the program in 1987 and it was a joy to watch and listen to what he had to say.
Yes if you can build a wall around your garden it forms a good defence against most unwanted animals and the wall can be utilized too.
I just thought i would post it up , don,t know if anyone else has , enjoy.
I love all the BBC2 shows with Ruth Goodman as the historian, and two anthropologists. First one I watched was Wartime Farms, but I have since watched many others. This is earlier, but same heritage as those. Thanks for sharing.