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Growing food on urban fringes: a briefing for councils and landowners

This briefing presents the social, economic and environmental case for more commercial, agro-ecological fruit and vegetable production across the United Kingdom.


The Growing food on urban fringes briefing is aimed at councils, landowners and policy-makers. It makes the case for the potential and value in growing food in peri-urban areas. It covers:

  • Why we need to grow more food locally
  • Land access for peri-urban food growing
  • The economic value of fringe farming

It includes facts and figures related to land availability, potential food production and a case study of OrganicLea, a workers’ cooperative growing food on the north-east edge of London. This briefing presents the story so far and identifies gaps in knowledge. We welcome further contributions.

Growing food on urban fringes: a briefing for councils and landowners
3pp - 2023 | 127Kb


Published Monday 6 November 2023

Fringe Farming: The Fringe Farming project is a collaboration with partners across the UK to understand barriers, identify land opportunities and local actions, and develop national policy to enable agroecological farming at the edge of cities as part of a green economic recovery.

3pp - 2023


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