Plan to transform derelict land into market garden

Published on January 22, 2015

Great Food Club is backing David Lashley from Leicestershire’s search for crowd-funding support to transform a disused four-acre piece of land near the centre of Leicester into an urban market garden producing fresh vegetables and fruit.

The plan is to bring the land on Groby Road, Leicester, back to life and sell the produce to local people and businesses.

“We will clear the land, level it and construct polytunnels,” says David. “These will extend our growing season and the range of produce we can offer.”

Watch David’s video here:

David has created a range of incentives for those who pledge funds to support his idea. A £5 donation will net you a bag of springtime salad grown on the reclaimed land, £25 will secure a VIP invite to Groby Road for a pizza evening, and £100 will grab a three-course meal for two prepared and served on the site using produce grown there.

To find out more and support this fantastic idea, please click here.

Matt Wright
The author:

Matt lives in Leicestershire with his wife, two kids and dog. He is passionate about British pubs, slow food and home brewing. He founded Great Food Club (originally as Great Food Magazine) in 2010 after being inspired by local producers near his home town of Melton Mowbray - Britain's 'Rural Capital of Food'.