London growers ask Mayoral candidates for land to feed capital
Food growers from across London today have called on mayoral candidates to make the capital a global leader in progressive food economies by supporting policies for long-term tenures to new sustainable food projects.
The Community Food Growers Network – a democratic organisation of food growers that spans gardens across London – launched five policies based on two-years research for the new Mayor to implement in their London Plan once in office.
The group’s leading policy would mean London borough councils and the GLA would identify and publish lists of suitable land for community food production, and support groups and individuals to transform the spaces.
As part of the ‘Just Space Conference – A Community Led Plan for London’ the Community Food Growers Network (CFGN) will be hosting a panel with speakers from across London’s community food sector on the following topics: 1. What could policy makers do to expand your work? 2. What are the creative solutions to respond…