Sheffield study highlights impact of home-grown food

MYHarvest (Measure Your Harvest) is an exciting research project being carried out at the University of Sheffield that will estimate the contribution people who grow their own fruit and vegetable crops are making to UK national food production.

At present, there is a recognition that own-growing in the UK makes a really important contribution to food security, healthy diets and general well-being, but we currently have a poor understanding of how much own-grown food people are able to produce.

This will be key to providing the vital evidence base to support the use of land for growing spaces within our cities and towns, at a time when people are becoming increasingly interested in growing their own fruit and vegetables.

If you would like to get involved you need to create a MYHarvest account, where you will log your crop harvests. The researchers will also collect some basic information about how and where you are growing your fruit and vegetables.

If you grow in both your garden and an allotment, you’ll need to make a separate account for each (these can use the same email and password).

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