European Elections 2024 – Plant for the Future

Posted on: 11/02/2024

Community Gardens Ireland are a voluntary, independent, inclusive group that works with all agencies and groups that promote environmental awareness and support community gardening and food growing in all parts of the island of Ireland. 

Similar to the Local Elections in 2024, the European Elections in 2024 will also be incredibly important.

Over the coming months, you will hear from candidates in your area seeking your vote. We ask that you vote to Plant for the Future!

European Election Actions for Candidates

We have prepared a list of 8 actions that will positively help communities throughout Ireland and Europe, along with helping as positive actions for climate change and biodiversity. 

When you are talking to candidates, we ask that you them in the European Elections 2024 to Plant for the Future and back the below 8 actions:

Plant for the Future – Europe

  1. Implement and support policies that support the provision of allotments and community gardens throughout Europe
  2. Support the creation of a community food census to measure the number of allotments and community gardens in each Member State
  3. Recognise the benefits of community growing for climate adaptation, biodiversity, social cohesion, community integration and wellbeing
  4. Recognise the “right-to-grow” for communities who wish to grow their own food on public land across Europe
  5. Support the rights of communities to save and share seeds through the creation of more seed libraries
  6. Recognise and support the local food heritage of communities growing their own food
  7. Support and further develop regional and national networks for community and urban agriculture
  8. Support and promote organic local food production in community and urban agriculture

We believe that the above actions will deliver the capacity for communities throughout Ireland and Europe to become that communal force for positive change. 

We urge all candidates to support our Plant for the Future call for the European Elections 2024 by posting #PlantForTheFuture on social media platforms.

Contact your Candidate

If you are in discussions with your European Election candidates about more green space in your area, please consider sending the below template to them:


Dear Candidate,

The upcoming the European Elections in 2024 will be one of the most important elections in recent history. 

Community Gardens Ireland have prepared a list of 8 actions that will positively help communities throughout Ireland and Europe, along with helping as beneficial actions for climate change and biodiversity. 

We encourage you in the European Elections 2024 to Plant for the Future and back the below 8 actions: 

  1. Implement and support policies that support the provision of allotments and community gardens throughout Europe
  2. Support the creation of a community food census to measure the number of allotments and community gardens in each Member State
  3. Recognise the benefits of community growing for climate adaptation, biodiversity, social cohesion, community integration and wellbeing
  4. Recognise the “right-to-grow” for communities who wish to grow their own food on public land across Europe
  5. Support the rights of communities to save and share seeds through the creation of more seed libraries
  6. Recognise and support the local food heritage of communities growing their own food
  7. Support and further develop regional and national networks for community and urban agriculture
  8. Support and promote organic local food production in community and urban agriculture

The above actions will deliver the capacity for communities throughout Ireland and Europe to become that communal force for positive change. 

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you require any further information on the above. 

Best regards,


Posted on 11/02/24. Thanks to Justyna Traore for the design of the Plant for the Future images. Contact us at info@cgireland.org for additional details on any of the above. See here for our post on the Local Elections 2024.

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