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Landshare - Linking Growers with Land

A great new website from Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Channel 4 that ‘matchmakes’ spare land with people who want to grow their own fruit and vegetables. Thousands of gardens, allotments and areas of land owned by individuals and organisations is being made available for cultivation all across the UK.

» Get yourself some land

Landshare - Linking Growers with Land

Veg Doctors in the House

Can you help someone in your local area grow their own fruit and veg? Or do you need some advice from a friendly face? The Royal Horticultural Society, Garden Organic and The National Trust have come together to call on Britain’s millions of experienced gardeners to be ‘Veg Doctors’ and offer their services to those in need. Whether it’s sharing tips over email or face-to-face coaching, your country needs you! Registration is simple via the Landshare website.

» Register as a Veg Doctor
» Get help from a Veg Doctor

Veg Doctors in the House

Royal Horticultural Society

The RHS is the UK’s leading gardening charity, dedicated to inspiring people to get into gardening and giving them the skills, help and advice to become better gardeners. They believe gardening is good for health and wellbeing, good for the environment and good for society. They run events, shows, helplines and work directly with communities to help you get more out of gardening.

» Have a dig around…
» Ask a question on their forum

Royal Horticultural Society

Garden Organic

Garden Organic is the UK’s leading organic growing charity. With 50 years of experience spent researching and promoting organic gardening, farming and food, it is the perfect place to turn for expert help to get any budding grower off to the greenest, most successful start. Visit the website for advice or their expert demonstration grounds at Garden Organic Ryton in Warwickshire, or the Organic Walled Kitchen Garden at Audley End, in partnership with English Heritage.

» Have a look around

Garden Organic

Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens

Grow a community in ten easy steps! The Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens supports, represents and promotes community-managed farms, gardens, allotments and other green spaces, creating opportunities for local communities to grow. They work with these community groups to help empower local people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to build better communities, often in deprived areas, and to make a positive impact on their surrounding environment.

» Take a look at their 10 tips on how to plant a seed and grow a community.

Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens