Coventry Digging Deep

Documenting allotment sites across Coventry, UK throughout the seasons, featuring people who have taken on a plot since the start of the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic. Commissioned by The Pod and Food Union. View the full collection of portraits and stories at

Visits were made during March 2021, September 2021, March 2022 and August 2022. The Pod hope this project will build on the work and membership of Food Union by encouraging people (and the city) to see both the quietly nurturing and revolutionary benefits of growing food and being with nature. The project is part of The Pod’s commitment to #GreenFutures and their partnership with¬†Coventry City of Culture 2021¬†as well as their ongoing ethos to encourage dialogue.

Featured image below:
Lou, Lucy, Puppet, Rach, Akeel, Holly, at Lakeview Allotments, Coventry.
September, 2021.

A preview of the archive of stories below, please visit to see the full series.