Foodshare Postings


Foodshare welcomes Edwalton Primary School and Friary Drop-in Centre

Edwalton Primary School in Northampton already has a farm [consisting of pigs, a goat and some chickens], a farm shop, vegetable patch and a polytunnel.   It has now decided to add a community allotment to this list in order that they can give all that produce to the most vulnerable people in their community. The […]


Ipswich School: A Fantastic Foodshare Case Study

Alex Johnson, a sixth-former at Ipswich School, looks at how the project has developed there. Even a Muntjac deer destroying the brand new greenhouse didn’t stop Ipswich School pupils’ enthusiasm and determination for their Foodshare project, which has run at the independent school in Suffolk for two years. “We wanted to give growers the opportunity […]


Welcome to Foodshare!

What is Foodshare? Foodshare is an international not-for-profit, volunteer-powered charity where growers (schools, allotments and kitchen gardeners) partner with and donate food to local charities. Our vision is for every school to have a Foodshare Bed and for allotment holders, community and kitchen gardeners to grow a little extra and share their surpluses with a […]


Foodshare on Gardener’s Question Time

Find out what happened when Foodshare were invited onto Gardener’s Question Time to tell the audience of the UK’s most popular radio programme all about the charity. Press play to listen: [audio: – Gardeners’ Question Time 5th Feb 2010.mp3]   (Original Broadcast:   To read more about coverage of Foodshare on the TV, Radio […]


National Allotments Feature on Foodshare

This article was published to 45,000 members of the National Society of Allotment and Leisure Gardeners (NSALG).     Tweet This Post


BBC Online on Foodshare

“In summer 2009 Mark Desvaux and Dan Spencer were struggling with the same problem [of surplus crops]. They rang East Anglia’s Children’s Hospice at Milton, and discovered the charity would be delighted to take unwanted crops to use in their kitchen. A donation centre was set up at their allotment site, and by the end […]


Grow Your Own Magazine: Foodshare Cover Story

Great news! Grow Your Own, the national growing magazine has featured Foodshare as their cover story in this month’s edition.   Tweet This Post


Milton Village Pioneers Foodshare

The very first press article about Foodshare:               Tweet This Post


Foodshare Interview on BBC’s ‘Dougan Does Gardening’

Foodshare Mark made an appearance on BBC’s “Dougan Does Gardening” to talk about the exciting developments. Press the play button to listen:   [audio:]   To read more about coverage of Foodshare on the TV, Radio and in the Press, please take a look at Foodshare in the News.     Tweet This Post

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