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Andy Austerfield

Mar 11, 2011, 5:34:43 PM3/11/11
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If you managed to harvest something suitable to top your pancakes during what’s known as the most barren month for growers, then you deserve congratulations, and if you got creative with some foraged toppings – dandelion syrup pancakes anyone? – then you get extra points.

But the fallow season won’t last long. Spring is finally here and we’re all returning to the allotment to sow seeds, prepare growing spaces, and generally make plans for the growing season ahead. If you’re still looking for a plot of land to grow on, search our listings for land near you.

Do you have big plans this year to grow with your neighbours? New community growing schemes and CSAs are springing into life, with inspiring new projects Fayre Share Farms and a new gardening club in Ossett.

Find out how Grace and Flavour, Newells Land Share and Incredible Edible Todmorden worked with their local council to create growing opportunities for their local community, and get your council involved.

Over in Landshare HQ we’re also making plans to grow the Landshare website. We’d love your input – fill in our very short survey to help us make the site better for everyone.

This month:

• Get free tickets to the Grow Your Own Show

• Say howdy to Landshare Australia

• Download our iPhone app

The Landshare Team

incredible edible todmorden

featured match

featured match

At a loss how to provide allotments for residents in his Parish Council area, Cllr Richard Hammond turned to Landshare for help.  Amanda Brooks had just put up a listing about the 19 acre plot of land she had, and together they now run Newells Land Share.  From that first Landshare introduction, the plot has gone from strength to strength, with 23 allotments, chickens, pigs and more; a fantastic community collaboration.

landsharer of the month

Linda shares an allotment with her friend Carol and loves the ethos of Landshare. “I believe that everyone benefits from soil and the more people care for it and work with it the better.”  With her own patch full to the brim with veg, fruit, nuts and a cosy shed for tea breaks, Linda is also trying to find land to build a small community garden where she will train others how to ‘grow your own’ and live lighter on the planet using green technologies and gardening methods.

landsharer of the month

new at river cottage

This month River Cottage is celebrating a new addition to their set of Handbooks. Cakes, by Pam ‘the Jam’ Corbin, is number 8 in the Handbook series, and is packed with the kind of fruity, fluffy treats you’d expect from our favourite preserves expert. Watch Hugh’s video introduction to the new book and “Spread the word – spread the cakes”.


across the land

Get down to the Grow Your Own Show at Loseley Park, Guildford, this May bank holiday weekend. With cooking demos, an experts tent, and free tickets for Landsharers, it should be a key event for grow your own fans.

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