Saturday, August 14, 2010

UK Landshare - Connecting Growers To People With Land To Share

Did you know that in the UK your council has a legal duty to provide you with an allotment? You just need a group of 6 council tax paying residents. This kind of information is provided by Landshare, a UK-based resource that brings together people who have a passion for home-grown food.

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
Landshare came out of TV’s River Cottage. It began when Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall helped some Bristol families grow veg on derelict council land. The experience was so inspiring that River Cottage decided to see if it would work nationwide. Now Landshare is a national movement of more than 50,000 people.
It began with the tiny seed of an idea – and it’s growing and growing.
They even have an iPhone App!

Here's a video from their site:

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