Together with other locals, at our community allotment planning meeting, I carefully considered my answer to the chairperson's skills matrix question 'what do you bring to this project?' I listened as people offered their suggestions; key holder, logo designer, treasurer, children's craft co-ordinator. I offered 'motivation and encourager' for my input. Graciously the chairperson welcomed each offer, then asked - 'do we have anyone who can actually dig?'!!!!!!