From The Source - A Celebration of Sustainable Living in the South West, magazine:
"With a record 100,000 people on allotment waiting lists across the country, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall has come up with a scheme that will dramatically short-cut the wait.
It's called 'Landshare' and it's a registration site launching this Spring which will match folks who want to grow their own food with whose who have the land but don't!
If you're a potential grower, an owner, a spotter of derelict or community land, or a facilitator who could help the elderly or other groups to get involved - he wants to hear from you. "This is one of the most exciting projects I think I have ever been involved with", says Hugh. "You know how much I enjoy being able to grow fruit and vegetables, and I want everybody to have a slice of that".
First up to the mark in this food revolution has been the National Trust. "there's something in the air" says Director General Fiona Reynolds. "We already have allotments and kitchen gardens at 50 of our properties and many of these provide spaces for communities to come together and grow their own fruit and veg.
But there's a huge demand for us to do more".
So by 2012, the Trust will have provided a huge one thousand more allotments in their restored kitchen gardens and agricultural land across the country - enough space for 2.6 million lettuces!
The sites will be chosen with local communities in mind and there will be experts on hand to give advice"
I just felt really excited when I read this. Something for Oooobsters all over the world to champion, perhaps?