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My Harvest – an interesting research activity

My thanks go to Sandy Menzies over at the Slopefield Site for alerting me to this opportunity for plotters.

My Harvest is a university-led UK research project that is looking to recruit individual plotters to help them learn about the contribution allotments make to food production nationally.

In their own words:

The research team at the University of Sheffield are working with members of the public growing food in allotments, gardens and other own-growing spaces across the UK to understand the yield of typical UK staple fruit and vegetable crops.

By providing the team with the area of land you use to grow a crop and the weight of the crop you harvest you would be:

1. Contributing to a first national estimate of own-grown food production in the 21st century.

2. Helping us to understand how much allotment and garden space we need in the future to ensure sufficient access for the growing number of people living in our cities and towns.

The research project has a number of partners:

If you would like to know more, or want to take part, head on over to the My Harvest Homepage.