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this land is your land

892 Signatures Goal: 1,000

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 

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  • Pete
    Pete United Kingdom, Arnold
    Mar 28, 2017
    Mar 28, 2017
    Just joined a waiting list for an allotment - at their published list length and turnover of plots I'll be waiting over 200 years for one.
  • Sifiso
    Sifiso United Kingdom
    Mar 21, 2017
    Mar 21, 2017
    Need more allotments
  • angie softley
    angie softley United Kingdom, Lochgelly
    Mar 01, 2016
    Mar 01, 2016
    This makes sense on so many levels. I believe everyone should have access to a small area in order to grow their own food. The benefits of which are huge....helping reduce food poverty, allowing people to enjoy fruit and veg that has not been mass produced, flown in from another country, sprayed with chemicals, is tasteless.......etc. When we have people living in food poverty this is a no brainer!
  • Max Marnau
    Dec 17, 2014
    Dec 17, 2014
    Wouldn't this be better than foodbanks? There is so much unused land and so many people going hungry.
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