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AllotMe - the startup that's empowering the food growing revolution

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The lowdown on AllotMe and its garden-sharing marketplace that pairs people offering up garden space with people seeking garden space to grow their own.

AllotME logoWith the cost of living rising, climate change becoming more dire, and mental health issues becoming either more prevalent or at least more acknowledged, there has never been a better time to get into the fruitful (pun semi-intended) and stress-relieving practice of gardening. Growing your own food is rewarding in a practical way and an emotional way, with its proven ability to improve mood and reduce stress and anxiety. But not everyone has a garden in which they can do this, so how do they go about finding a patch of land?

allotme imageThis is where Belfast-born and London-based startup AllotMe comes in. Described as the Airbnb for gardens, the platform pairs people offering up garden space across the UK and ‘greenfingers’ - people looking for garden space. Through AllotMe, those greenfingers can rent a plot of land and get growing their fruit and vegetables. Sizes vary from small plots to entire gardens, so you can get started on a project of any size.

The startup has been going for a little over a year and hosts more than 100 plots of land, and their popularity is - wait for it - growing. Thanks to this popularity, the startup is launching AllotMents 2.0 this summer, pairing an overhaul of the platform to make things better and simpler for both hosts and greenfingers with a campaign to bring in more hosts and increase the available spaces for rent by a target of 2,000%.

This expansion is being made possible in large part due to AllotMe’s June funding round of £250,000 from QVentures, the Northern Irish HBAN Angel Network, and startup investors Alastair Bell and Michael Harding.



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Published on: 27th June 2022

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