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Our Right to Grow

Up and down the country public land is being left unloved,

costing our local authorities money to care for, and giving nothing back to the community in return. Incredible Edible growers have shown that with a little TLC these parcels of land can be turned into oases for food and wildlife.

Red tape and complex leases often stop communities from making good use of public land, not to mention the fact that it can be incredibly hard to find out where exactly this unloved public land is.

It’s time we were afforded a Right to Grow; an opportunity to take up our seed packets, spades and watering cans, and nourish our communities, without all the hoop-jumping.

A Right to Grow would require local authorities to maintain a free, accessible map of all public land that is suitable for community cultivation or wildlife projects. They would also need to make it straight-forward for community groups to secure free leases to cultivate the land, and allow those groups to bid for the land should the authority decide to sell it.

The Right to Grow is gathering political traction and received broad support in a debate in the House of Lords. It is also gathering traction at local levels, with Hull passing a Right to Grow motion, and several other local authorities looking into how they could implement a Right to Grow.

For the latest news on our Right to Grow campaign, click here.

 

Legal Brief Campaign Brief

Council Briefing Petition Template
 

Hosting a Right to Grow meeting in your local area? We have an A3 Printable Poster and an A5 printable leaflet which you can download here:

 

A5 Leaflet A3 Poster

CALL TO ACTION

Call on your MP to support your Right to Grow

We need all the political support we can get. You can download the template letter below to help you write to your MP, and use the button below to quickly and easily find their details and send them a message.

Template Letter

Find & write to your MP

Join us

To keep up-to-date about our campaign to secure a Right to Grow on public land, and to get invites to our Right to Grow Learning Network fill out the form below:

Supported by:

Mike Kane MP : MP for Wythenshawe and Sale East

Mike Kane MP

MP for Wythenshawe and Sale East

Baroness Boycott :

Baroness Boycott

Baroness Young of Old Scone :

Baroness Young of Old Scone

Baroness Scott Of Needham Market :

Baroness Scott Of Needham Market

The Earl of Caithness :

The Earl of Caithness

Barbara Keeley MP : MP for Worsley & Eccles South

Barbara Keeley MP

MP for Worsley & Eccles South

Where are the groups located?

Our groups are spread across the UK and world wide. Find out where your nearest Incredible Edible group is.

Tell me more

If you’re feeling inspired by our values find out more about how we put these values into practice in our communities.