Monday, 23 May 2011
Landshare is the brain child of Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, yes the Fish Fight guy and the River Cottage Garden guy! Hugh’s Landshare project connects growers looking for land, with people who have land to share. People can get together to find land, swap advice, create networks and join the growing revolution. So if you are looking for people who have a passion for home-grown food, and connecting that passion with those who have land to share, this is the match made in heavens garden! Since its launch through River Cottage in 2009 it has grown into a thriving community of more than 55,000 growers, sharers and helpers.
It’s for people who:
Want to grow veg but don’t have anywhere to do it
Have a spare bit of land they’re prepared to share
Can help in some way – from sharing knowledge and lending tools to helping out on the plot itself
Support the idea of freeing up more land for growing
Are already growing and want to join in the community
Interested? Registar here.
Interesting information on the Landshare site includes the 'Lets Grow' option.
LetsGrow is for keen growers looking for an allotment. If you can’t wait to start growing but haven’t yet found your perfect plot in the Landshare listings, you might want to set up a LetsGrow group. In most areas, if six people get together to request land then their council is obliged to provide them with an allotment.
LetsGrow allows you to form a group of six in your council area, and generate a pro forma letter to send to your local councilor.
Click here to set up your LetsGrow group.