Thursday, April 9, 2009

Landshare scheme - Linking gardeners with land

Meet the veg doctor is an article about a new scheme that aims to put first-time vegetable growers in touch with more experienced gardeners. It is the latest initiative of the Landshare scheme, a project originally launched by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall on his River Cottage series for Channel 4 last year, but which now boasts the participation of the National Trust, the Royal Horticultural Society and Garden Organic. (link via About Landshare: Landshare - Linking people who want to grow their own food to space where they can grow it. We are planning to go live with the Landshare website by Easter 2009. So far we have 32,000 registrations and counting in every postcode area in the UK and are getting interest from many major landowners. Helping support the growing which springs from Landshare will be 'Veg Doctors', a network of local help and know-how supported by Garden Organic, the National Trust and the RHS. EatSeasonably provides information about ‘Veg Doctors’ and The ten easiest fruit and veg to grow


  1. It's a great scheme which deserves success as there's clearly a lot of demand for something like this. xx

  2. Yes indeed, there is Flighty. I think it's a clever way to solve the growing (pun intended) problem with the availability of allotments. And the network of "Veg Doctors" is another good way to encourage people to grow their own food.