Demand for Land Campaign Pack
The Food and Climate project are pleased to share with you the results of our Demand for Land campaign. Rounding off a year of activity since COP26 highlighting the need for more accessible land for growing in Glasgow, the pack includes:
- Groundwork: A Market Gardener’s Toolkit (made in partnership with Propagate)
- Route maps to acquiring land in Glasgow (a longer, more detailed version and a visual one page summary)
- An engagement case study of our 'Show What You Grow' competition (with a campaign postcard template)
- The results of our Demand for Land survey and;
- Inspirational Land Illustrations to show how underused sites can be used for growing, available as free-to-use images and videos.
The pack has 3 intended audiences: decision-makers; community groups and businesses working in food growing and; individuals with an appetite for gardening. So, whatever reason has brought you here, we're sure you'll find something for you.
The purpose of the campaign was to inspire the people of Glasgow to think about our city’s land differently, seeing the possibilities that so much of it has for food production; as well as to look at the barriers to accessing land and where changes could help lessen those obstacles. The resulting pack is free for all to access and has been built upon, and in response to, feedback from numerous participants who were engaged in conversations, competitions and events throughout the Campaign. The project hopes that by making the processes for acquiring and working land in Glasgow clearer, and by sharing positive stories of communities coming together over food, more people will become involved in growing.
We hope that these tools are useful for you in a variety of ways from beginning to grow your own veg, to engaging in conversations with your community about land rights to changing policy to make it easier for Glasgow to have a more sustainable food system.
For more info, please contact [email protected]
With thanks to: Emily Chappell for the design of our Land Illustrations; Emily Tough for the illustrations on 'Groundwork: A Market Gardener's Toolkit' and illustrations and design on the Route Map resources; Good Food For Glasgow who kindly let us use their collages as part of the exhibition at Kinning Park Complex, which feature in our header image; all our Food and Climate Action project partners (Glasgow Eco Trust, Central and West Integration Network, St. Paul's Youth Forum, The Space and Urban Roots); our funders; Glasgow Allotments Forum, Community Land Scotland and Propagate for their invaluable advice and guidance and to everyone who got involved in our workshops, events and consultations.
Demand for Land was made possible thanks to Food for the Planet, and funders Esmée Fairbairn Foundation & The National Lottery Community Fund.
The campaign is part of #FoodClimateAction, a project delivered in partnership by 6 organisations in Glasgow and funded by The National Lottery Climate Action Fund.