The folks at Eat Green UK (formerly Didsbury Dinners) have got some landshare plots…
Would you like a rent-free plot on which to grow your own food? Eat Green (South Manchester) is pleased to announce new landshare plots in Didsbury, Chorlton and Withington, with space for up to 15 growers.
Spacious plot available within walking distance of the Parrs Wood complex in East Didsbury. Growers will have access to the landowner’s tools and can leave items in an on-site shed (at their own risk). Weekend gardening times preferred by owners. Would suit up to 4 growers.
Up to 5 more growers wanted to share management of former community garden in Didsbury Village. Growers will benefit from access to established communal soft fruit and herb areas, an on-site water butt, and ready-weeded beds. Weekend gardening times preferred by fellow growers.
Landshare plot available in Chorlton. Located near the Christie Fields pub/hotel in Chorlton, the land benefits from a greenhouse, and currants, strawberries and raspberries that the owner is happy for the growers to pick!
Sunny plot for up to 4 growers to share near Minehead Community Resource Centre in Withington. Initial agreement for up to 2 years (rolling). Accessible 8am to 7pm, Monday to Sunday. Flexible landowner and access to outside water tap and shed (at own risk).
For more information about any of these plots, please email Eat Green. Rent is completely free of charge to paid-up supporters (84p per month/£10 per year) and there are no hidden costs.
Alternatively, if you have a gardening space going to waste – and fancy some free fruit and veg in return – drop the Eat Green team a line and they’ll see what they can do!
We here at MCFly are proud of our grubby and paranoid mind. We cultivate it. So we sent the Eat Green people this –
“what’s in it for Eat Green, other than good reputation (!) and warm inner glow (!). i.e. did you guys win a contract to administer this?”
and got this –
“No contract, and we’re still all volunteers, doing it for the love of it (and obviously to help people lower their food-carbon footprints) :). All plots are a result of putting a shout-out for people who have land that they’re not using. Two of the plots are privately owned; one is a social housing property, obviously with the social landlord and tenant’s agreement; one is via a local estate agent.”