Last year some time I wrote about communal gardens and roof top vegetable patchs in the city. From there I was put on to the organisation Landshare in the UK, brought together by River Cottage (Hugh Fearnly- Whittingstall). That in turn led me to the Australian Landshare project, which hadn’t yet launched…(still with me?) Well now it has launched. It’s off and racing and needs peoples support for it to be as successful as the original one.
So what’s it all about?
“Landshare Australia brings together people who have a passion for home-grown food, connecting those who have land to share with those who need land for cultivating food. The concept of Landshare began in the UK, launched through the River Cottage television program in 2009, and has since grown into a thriving community of more than 57,000 growers, sharers and helpers across the country. Now that Landshare is here in Australia, we welcome you to come and take part in this fantastic initiative.”
Landshare is for people who:
- Want to grow vegetables 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
Sounds great, Brydie. I know it’s a big thing in the UK thanks to HFW. So, have you signed up? 🙂
Sure have 🙂
What a fabulous idea.
That’s terrific! Thanks for the link! Will definitely check it out, need more growing space!
What a great idea. Here in Italy people grow things on the tiniest plots. There are also lots of share places as well. I often see them from the train or bus when I am getting about. I love the worm – does it have a name?
That little worm is the one of many. Several thousands of the little fellas! If you click on the picture it goes back to post I did about worm farms.
I commend you for following this up, Brydie!
I know my d-i-l always looks for community gardens where ever they locate in a large city.
One thing I found interesting, it that she has been donating some of her worms to the gardens that she works in. So, her worms are in Chicago gardens, Brooklyn, NY gardens and in the garden she has been cultivating in Columbus, OH. They are moving back to Long Island this summer- but there is a trail of very active earthworms that keep cultivating the gardens in their wake.
Worms are a nice contribution to a garden project! 🙂
They are a nice contribution to a garden project. That’s great that your d.i.l is doing that.
Another brilliant initiative you’ve brought to us Brydie. Its a great site, I’ve been looking at it for ages, brilliant. Love River Cottage stuff…., some of THE best info I’ve ever read, makes all the reference material we had in cooking school pathetic. He’s (HFW) has sure done a lot for ‘food’ hasn’t he.
Thanks so much for the post, I’d forgotten all about Landshare, shall be venturing over there for a wander. I loved the River Cottage Landshare, and would love to get involved here in Aus. Cheers, Mel.
I’m sure it will grow fast – it spread really rapidly over here in the UK. Look forward to hearing more from you on this.