learn how growing food in the city is changing
Research and Development in Urban Agriculture
researching the latest innovations in food growing for our cities
development projects to explore methods for sustainable eating
At AllotMe, we want it to be easy for anyone to have access to a sustainable way to source their food. Through research and development projects, we search for solutions to the growing issue in our cities of food resourcing.
By 2050, it is estimated that 70% of the earth's population will be living in cities, which is why we believe in the importance of having sustainable infrastructure in place to feed the growing population.
how it works
Our first instinct led us to the creation of a digital platform to help more people to grow their own food in the city. We'll pair local residents with available space and gardens in their area. In London, less than 40% of us have their own private garden space, but still want the opportunity to eat healthier and more sustainably from our own patch. At AllotMe, we want finding a vegetable patch to be as easy as ordering a taxi or booking a b&b.
Head here to check out the available plots in your area.
In big cities like London, allocating space for anything comes at a premium. With more and more people moving into cities, space for growing food is getting pushed further and further aside. At AllotMe, we want to intervene! Our solution is simple, and effective: Make use of every piece of under-utilised land in our cities with semi-permanent solutions for growing food. Find out more...
Whilst we’re pairing up would-be green fingers to local allotments, we’ll also be on the hunt for unused spaces in the city that are ripe for new plots. At AllotMe, we’ll be giving you the power to rent your garden or space to be turned into a thriving vegetable patch. Join the growing movement across the world of turning unused lots into vibrant plots!
Got some space to create a new patch?
By creating more urban vegetable plots for localised food production, we want to help the country move towards to the UN's Sustainability Development Goals. Particularly:
With the Community
AllotMe was founded upon the belief that 'growing your own' can have a massive impact on not only the environment, but on our communities' physical health and mental wellbeing.
Whether it be working with food growing charities, local governments, or corporations, we want to provide more opportunities for food growing in our communities. See below to learn more about how you can have an impact.