Interested in joining a group who can help work with Glasgow City Council to help identify new land for allotments?
The webinar on Thu 19 November is a chance for anyone who’d like an allotment to meet up, think about how to respond to last month’s meeting with representatives of the council, and decide what productive action to take next.
“I would like an allotment space where I can learn with other people how to grow food. I’ve been added to “the waiting list for the waiting list”. How long will I have to wait?”
In view of the long-standing shortage of plots in Glasgow and the large increase in demand for that most of us have experienced as a result of the Covid pandemic, we believe we need the City Council to take action by making more land available for food growing.
The best hope we have of doing this is to help those who want a plot to get together to campaign for change.
You’re welcome to join in, particularly if you don’t already have an allotment, or if your allotment life would be more convenient if a new site were set up closer to home.
To register for the meeting, to put forward any questions for discussion, or just to find out more, email GAFForum@gmail.com.
Councillor Martha Wardrop (Green Party Councillor for Hillhead) and Rachel Smith (Glasgow City Council Landscape Design and Development Manager) have agreed to attend an online meeting to discuss:
which includes a duty on local authorities to provide an Open Space Strategy ‘to set out a strategic framework of the planning authority’s policies and proposals as to the development, maintenance and use of green infrastructure in their district‘ – see Section 3
We’re approaching capacity for a single Zoom meeting (100 people), but if you add your name, we’ll keep you on a waiting list.
If we aren’t able to get you off the waiting list, keep an eye on our Facebook Group and hopefully we’ll be able to livestream it there too!
Charles is well-known, but if you’ve never heard of him then now’s the time to learn something new from the master of no-dig.
When people hear those words, first thoughts are often of semi-wild patches of ground between crops, given over to wildlife. On the contrary – no-dig helps you cut down on weeds without all the back-breaking work.
As part of Charles’ current speaking tour of the UK, he’s agreed to add a stop for the plotholders of Glasgow. Of course, now that we’re living with certain restrictions, the event has shifted online so that people will actually be able to attend!