Land Share – Hugh-Fearnly-Whittingstall

Land-Share: Hugh Fearnly Whittingstall’s  2009 Land Share Initiative, connecting landowners – however big or small – with prospective growers in need of land (sponsered by Channel-4):


This scheme was closed in March 2016.


Some 22,000 people signed up to Landshare within weeks of its launch to offer spare land to frustrated gardeners. But it lost momentum, with its last Facebook post before the announcement of its closure being almost two years ago.

Croatian garden fan Danijel Balaban posted on the Landshare Facebook site this week: “Too bad to see such a great project go offline. I’ve emailed three times about starting one in my country, to which I never got a response.”

A Landshare representative said: “Sadly, after seven years, we’ve decided to close the Landshare website. Launched on Channel 4 in 2009, the website tapped into the big surge in interest in grow-your-own and a shortage of allotments. Since then more than 75,000 people have signed up to food campaigner Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s scheme, which was first unveiled on Channel 4 during River Cottage’s Summer’s Here series.”



4 thoughts on “Land Share – Hugh-Fearnly-Whittingstall”

  1. Thinking with food and energy prices skyrocketing this will become a thing again in the near future
    Currently lwilling to move pretty much anywhere to caretake on land. Need some security. If anyone wants a trusted party.
    Please check my website.

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