PAIRING WOULD-BE gardeners with people who have land but don’t use it is a simple but ground-breaking concept, and one that people in Britain are taking to with great enthusiasm. There are several new schemes in the UK which encourage, facilitate and promote the sharing of land, with many benefits for all involved. Gardeners share their harvests with garden-owners, food miles are almost entirely eradicated, friendships are forged, community spirit is fostered, anti-social behaviour is discouraged, and more people eat local, mostly chemical-free food. In the long-term growing food locally also ...


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