Their story: Digger's Field are an Allotment Society near Langport in South Somerset who started in April 2010 to provide affordable access to land where local people can grow their own food. Their local town council didn't have allotments and nearby site in Huish Episcopi had a long waiting list. Now all 26 allotments are let and cultivated.
Their journey: Through Somerset Community Food, Digger's Field were able to get in touch with a local landowner who offered part of his field to let. The logistics were arranged with Langport Town Council and very soon all plots were taken. They promoted them mostly via word of mouth, leaflets displayed in town and through the Landshare website.
Plans for the future: Dmitry says the groups plans are to 'Grow!' They are also investigating options of rainwater harvesting on site or digging a well and may need some support in this area.
How to get involved: Although all plots are taken at the moment some may become available for new members. There are other possibilities to get involved in regular events such as hedge laying and tree planting around allotments.
Public Contact: Dmitry at: guskov (at) btinternet (dot) com