landowner donates allotment plots

Simon Fairlie chapter7 at
Thu Aug 13 10:12:48 BST 2009

> From: Hardwick Estate [mailto:hardwickestate at]
> Sent: 10 August 2009 17:25
> To: 'national at'
> Subject: press release
> ...   Press Release  …
> “Landowner Offers Plots to Meet Demand for Grow-Your-Own Food”
> In the current climate of financial restraint and raised awareness  
> of high CO2 emissions associated with excessive 'food miles' and  
> unnecessary food packaging, many are turning their hands towards  
> the propagation of home grown fruit and vegetables.
> Recent research suggests that those looking for land on which to do  
> this outnumbers those offering such land by a factor of 10:1. In  
> view of this, Sir Julian Rose, an early pioneer of organic farming  
> on the Hardwick Estate in South Oxfordshire, is dedicating a 2 acre  
> area of Hardwick's farmland for the use of local people seeking to  
> grow their own food.
> The area will be subdivided into allotment sized plots with a lock- 
> up shed provided for storing tools. There will be access to a water  
> supply and a parking facility on the site.
> A small rental fee will be charged to cover costs.
> Sir Julian said “I am pleased to set aside some land in support of  
> those keen to grow their own fruit and vegetables in an  
> environmentally friendly way. All initiatives that reunite people  
> with the soil for the purpose of increasing families' opportunities  
> to gain some independent food security should be encouraged.”
> Sir Julian is the author of “Changing Course for Life – Local  
> Solutions to Global Problems” a ground-breaking guide to overcoming  
> the socio-economic crisis confronting Western societies.
> Tuesday 11 August 2009
> 2 The Ridgeway
> Whitchurch-on-Thames
> Oxon  RG8 7RD
> Press contact telephone number for Julian Rose: 0118 984 2955

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