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Citizenry in action!  An entire village turns against supermarkets and grows its own food By LUKE SALKELD /London Daily Mail It was a sitcom that inspired many a household to live off the land. Imuran online review And although it might not attract the likes of Margo and Jerry to move to the area, imuran online review an entire village is trying its hand at the Good Life. Imuran online review In a bid to become less dependent on supermarkets, imuran online review the residents of Martin are working together to become as self-sufficient as possible. Imuran online review The Hampshire village is now home to hundreds of real life versions of the characters played by Felicity Kendall and Richard Briers, imuran online review who lived off the land in the 1970s BBC comedy. Imuran online review They work on a rota system and raise their own chickens and pigs and grow potatoes, imuran online review garlic, imuran online review onions, imuran online review chillis and green vegetables on eight acres of rented land. Imuran online review Of the 164 families who live in Martin, imuran online review 101 have signed up as members of Future Farms for an annual £2 fee, imuran online review although the produce can be sold to anyone who wants to buy it. Imuran online review The "community allotment" sells 45 types of vegetables and 100 chickens a week, imuran online review and is run by a committee which includes a radiologist, imuran online review a computer programmer and a former probation officer. Imuran online review In The Good Life, imuran online review Tom and Barbara (played by Richard Briers and Felicity Kendal) try to live a self-sufficient lifestyle by converting their garden into allotments Nick Snelgar, imuran online review 58, imuran online review who came up with idea in 2003, imuran online review said the project was gradually "weaning" villagers off of supermarkets. Imuran online review He said: "I like to think of it as a large allotment in which there are lots of Barbaras and Toms working away. Imuran online review "There are also Margos as well, imuran online review but everyone can get involved. Imuran online review "The nearest supermarket is six miles away. Imuran online review Of course people still have to go there for things like loo roll and deodorant and fruit you can't grow in Britain. Imuran online review "So we aren't boycotting supermarkets entirely but we are gradually weaning people off them and as a result are reducing our carbon footprint by not using carrier bags and packaging." Every Saturday the produce is sold at the village hall   The good life: The village of Martin nestles in the Hampshire countryside Mr Snelgar, imuran online review a horticulturalist, imuran online review said the VAT-registered co-operative had grown so much that last year it had a turnover of £27, imuran online review000 - most of which was ploughed back into the scheme. Imuran online review He said: "We began with vegetables and we found that all the skills we needed were here in the village. Imuran online review "After the vegetables we introduced chickens and then pigs and we learned inch by inch. Imuran online review "We have other producers whose goods we sell and they include a sheep farmer and someone who has honey. Imuran online review Much more at: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=559580&in_page_id=1770