Land holding

Before you can create the farm, garden, woodland or house of your dreams, you need to get some land. Perhaps you will buy it yourself, rent it, borrow it, or share ownership with others. Here, some routes to land ownership, or land access, are explored.

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On Wimbledon common. Phoro: cathredfern CC BY-NC 2.0

Commoner's rights

Rights of common are rights to take the natural products (e.g. grass, turf, or wood) from another person's land.

Commoner’s Rights are historically specific to the place where they exist but may include:

Community land trusts

"A Community Land Trust is a non-profit, community-based organisation run by volunteers that develops housing or other assets at permanently affordable levels for long-term community benefit" - National CLT Network.

Landshare schemes

Landshare schemes put people who have land they are not using in touch with people nearby who are wanting to cultivate their own fruit and vegetables.

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