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.?http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/7361528/Grow-your-own-vegetables-in-the-local-skip.html
This is already happening in many parts of London – take a look at this innovative skip garden at the new Kings Cross development .http://www.kingscrosscentral.com/skip_garden