Grow your own in local skips

Mon, Mar 8, 2010

Climate Change, Grow your own

Gardeners are being encouraged to grow carrots in skips on building sites and tomatoes in hospital car parks under new plans to increase the amount of land available for grow-your-own vegetables.

The Government is setting up a national “Landbank” that will link keen gardeners with public or private land available in their area where they might grow their own produce.

Visitors to a new web-site will tap in a postcode and find out where the nearest piece of land is available. Everyone is being invited to provide land that is currently not being used including public authorities like schools and hospitals as well as private developers.?

This is already happening in many parts of London – take a look at this innovative skip garden at the new Kings Cross development .

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I am not an experienced gardener - more of an enthusiastic amateur who learns by trial and error and who is keen to "manage" the effects of shifting weather patterns on my garden. Writing this blog is my passion and it has evolved over 12 years to inspire engagement with climate change outside our back doors, in our personal gardens and green spaces. My mission is to fertilise and expand this platform to grow a community of global gardeners communicating about the effects of climate change on our plants and exploring how each individual can make small changes in our lives to become more sustainable. The future of our gardens and #OurPlanet is in our hands - please plant your own seeds for our collective sustainable future.

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