If you don’t have your own outdoor space, don’t fret! Many people have neither the time nor the energy to look after their garden and would be delighted if you could breathe new life into their outdoor space in return for some fresh food.

Before you take on someone else’s space, I advise you to respect the owner’s wishes above everything else. If they want to keep the lawn intact, don’t dig up even a small area. Clear communication between yourself and the owner is vital, so always talk through ideas and projects with them to avoid any misunderstandings and, at worst, losing the space.


Make sure your expectations are realistic by running through the SWAGA checklist ...

Get Grow Food For Free now with O’Reilly online learning.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from 200+ publishers.