Garden Share – Link into the national Landshare Network
What is a garden share?
There are many garden owners who would be pleased to see part of their garden used by a keen gardener. As well as the obvious benefits to the gardener who takes on a part of an existing garden, there are benefits for the garden owners too:
- The pleasure of seeing their garden brought to productive life producing vegetables and fruit
- A share of the produce – vegetables and fruit from their own garden
- Helping a keen would-be gardener to actually start gardening and seeing the person flourish
A garden share brings companionship and interest to both gardeners and garden owners alike so there’s an important social dimension. On top of that, with more people growing food fruit and veg in the town, the scheme will make a contribution to increasing the volume of local food.
Register with Landshare
The most high-profile garden share scheme in the country is the national Landshare project, initiated by Hugh Fernley-Wittingstall. After a year of building its own garden share, Transition Newton Abbot decided that it would make more sense to refer people interested in a garden share to the Landshare website: www.landshare.net. By registering with Landshare you have access to lists of people in your area who are either offering land or garden space as well as would-be gardeners who are wishing to find somewhere to start growing. On the Landshare website you’ll find a wealth of background information, including case studies, sample agreements and other practical advice.
If you would like to some more information before registering with Landshare you can contact Transition Newton Abbot on postie@TransitionNewtonAbbot.org.uk