The demand for space to grow your own fruit and vegetables is increasing, with over 100,000 people on allotment waiting lists in England alone. Landshare helps to bring together people who have a passion for growing their own food, with those who have land to spare.

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Getting started on Landshare is fairly straightforward, whether you’re looking for land, or have some extra space to offer. Once you have set up an account, you will be able to create a listing that details where you are and what you’re looking for. Their interactive map makes it easy to find a match in your area, as well as allowing you to search for local growers or helpers, or to connect with others in the wider Landshare community.

Their online toolkit provides all you need to know, including tips on how to save time and money, alongside advice from guest growers. Looking for inspiration about the different types of agreements? A number of case studies are available that demonstrate how Landshare is working for others, including a community farm, school plot and even an office veg patch.

Most importantly, they’ve even put together sample legal agreements to ensure that everyone is protected and clear about the arrangements made. Visit www.landshare.net to get started.

Photograph by Susy Morris 

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