Do you want to start and run Landshare in your country?
Landshare UK is seeking partners in territories outside the UK to continue its rapid growth.
Background to Landshare in the UK
Landshare was launched by KEO films in the UK in 2009 through the River Cottage TV programme. The concept is simple: to connect people who wish to grow food with landowners willing to donate spare land for cultivation.
Since then it has flourished into a national movement of more than 50,000 people, sharing more than 3,000 acres of land, with matches in every region of the UK. In 2011, local branches of Landshare were launched in Australia and in Canada.
Landshare addresses genuine concern among policy makers about future food security and greenhouse gases from industrial farming and food miles. It has been cited by the House of Lords, New Local Government Network, the international Wikinomics team and most recently – the Food Ethics Council – as changing the landscape in food accessibility and security.
Landshare has won numerous awards such as:
- Winner of Royal Television Society Innovation Award 2009 (UGC)
- Winner of BIMA Award 2009 (Social Media Community Programme)
- Runner up for BIMA Special Award for Achievement 2009 (Viral Spread)
- Winner of Guild of Food Writers Award 2010 (New Media of the Year)
What kind of partners are we looking for?
Partners seeking to take up a territory-wide license will need to ensure they have the right level of knowledge, expertise and capability to start up and build a Landshare community website in their country.
Partners ideally need connections with the ethical and/or green movement, a history of building businesses and experience of growing websites and/or online communities in their territory.
Potential Partners should send expressions of interest outlining their background, affinity with the Landshare movement, knowledge of their territory, experience of community engagement and past business successes to: firstname.lastname@example.org.