Grow Your Own

Refresh and enforce the community empowerment act 2015 section 9 Allotments

Why the contribution is important

The act states that all local authorities should have a food growing strategy in place by April 2020. All local authorities should have plans to ensure that all towns and cities have allotments, so that people can grow their own vegetables, salads and fruit. This helps reduce climate change emissions. There are many Climate challeneg funded projects developing sites run by charities. Local authorities need to step up. 

by PhilJones on October 23, 2020 at 12:19PM

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  • Posted by cdwwilkinson October 24, 2020 at 10:19

    Grow you own makes a big contribution to the climate.
    Biodiversity on allotments has been shown to be much richer than in many agricultural sites.
    Ordinary people can become involved and actually do something - beside contributing to their food supply and well being to provides a year round activity where they can replenish the soil; feed themselves and the wildlife (soft fruit starts flowering in February and berries and brassica flower in November beside the seeds and habitats) and show what can be grown in Scotland particularly by minority groups who bring skills and plants from other countries (e.g. we do not appreciate the value of fungi in Scotland) .
    This knowledge and skill base from allotments and community gardens is essential if we are to survive
  • Posted by steveh October 24, 2020 at 17:00

    We have a temperate country that is likely to not suffer quite so much as other countries due to climate change .

     At least for a while some foods may grow better if weather doesn't become too extreme.

    It would not only be better for the climate to not import food from far away but it might encourage those countries to grow more basic essential food for their own people rather than cash crops to send to us to make a small minority rich at the expense of the rest of their population.
  • Posted by Bee October 25, 2020 at 06:49

    CEC charge for garden waste removal. They could sell compost made from it, benefitting everyone. Maybe they do, but just don’t advertise it well?
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