Hugh + Keo + C4 + Six to Start + Mint = Landshare

Posted in News by on February 24, 2009

Hugh Fernley Whittingstall

We’ve been asked to join forces with some clever people to create the Landshare website.

The clever people (and companies) are:

  • Hugh Fernley Whittingstall
  • Keo Productions
  • Channel 4
  • Adrian Hon, from Six to Start
  • Mint Digital

With this team, we can’t lose. In the words of Adam Gee, Channel 4 Commissioner, Landshare:

"...links people who want to grow their own fruit & veg (but can’t get an allotment) with people who have bits of land they can grow it on."

It’s great to be a part of Landshare. I’m certain it will have a big impact. At the moment, 60% of the food we consume in Britain comes from overseas (80% in London). If we utilise the space available, that number could fall to as low as 15%.

To help kick things off, The National Trust has promised to create up to 1,000 allotments. A host of news sources picked up on the story last week, including The Guardian, The Independent and the BBC.

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