The Harvest Brighton and Hove initiative led by the Brighton and Hove Food Partnership aims to encourage food growing on any piece of vacant land that will support a crop, no matter how small, to show why urban agriculture should be supported by planning policies.
Suggested spots for planting include: allotments, gardens, parks , balconies, rooftops, and any piece of generally vacant land.
The scheme aims to tackle the challenge of maintaining a sustainable and secure food supply in the face of climate change, peak oil and other global uncertainties.
The four-year project, funded by the Lottery, includes an "urban growing plan" led by charity Food Matters which will look at how public spaces can be used for food growing and three publicly accessible gardens to introduce people to food growing, as well as training and volunteering programmes.
Brighton University, the City Council and NHS Brighton and Hove are also supporting the project.
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