this land is your land

We want room to grow!

We are calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government, to encourage public agencies such as Forestry Commission Scotland, Crown Estates, local authorities,housing associations, health boards, public trusts and landowners, public and private, rural and urban, to make land available for people to plant grow and harvest their own food. In these times of economic uncertainty and high unemployment, we believe that underused land should be used productively to create orchards, community and children's gardens and food growing spaces. We believe that there are a wide range of community, health and environmental benefits which can come from this.

We believe that there should be a presumption in favour of people being able to grow things on underused land unless there are strong reasons why not.

We have submitted a petition to Scottish Parliament - and would love your help in making this happen. Please sign our petition - and take a moment to write a comment - it really helps.

http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/parliamentarybusiness/CurrentCommittees/51099.aspx

We had a successful day on the 12th June, but this really is just the beginning. The Parliament Petitions Committee unanimously supported this proposal - but converting support to a real step change in growing your own Scotland is going to take some work. So - Please keep signing this - and promoting this - and if you want to help take this campaign forward, get in touch.

John@commonwealthorchard.com

please sign - (and please ignore the request for a donation ... )

Sponsor

John Hancox,

Links

www.commonwealthorchard.com
www.scottishorchards.comĀ 

Discussion

  • Kellieanne MCMillan Good on you! Couldn't agree more. Best of luck as this is an issue after my own heart.

  • Anonymous I would like to support the cause. There should be more alloments to grow our own food.

  • Moira Bori I was under the impression that a heavy nuclear attack would damage the ecostructure for centuries
    however http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvJAHQXmO6U

    http://vimeo.com/75257054 minutes 7 - 13:47 15:30 - 17:40

    urban permaculture http://www.geofflawton.com/fe/33812-urban-permaculture?r=y
    future permaculture in Britain http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVBYgg013KM

    I had some success with wood core beds last year and plan to experiment on the Elder Farm Govan project this year
    one giant tyre filled with 20% manure 20% compost 20% leaves and 40% wood cuts some burnt produced a plethora of giant squash right through past first frosts and survived through to day 20 without need for water during the 23 day hot spell

    would it hurt our economy to invite the unemployed to experiment with permaculture techniques

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