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

  • m t perkins Let us grow abundant wellbeing together.

  • Helen I am very much in favour of utilisation of underused land gaps for the this type of project. I feel this is a lot to do with a sense of ownership - of ones own life and environment; of ones community; of the resources around us; of opening up potential and of making visible the options that already exist. Here's to a greener more productive community world for us all.

  • Dorothy Breckenridge A wonderful, sustainable practical land use for all

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