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Glasgow Seed Library

Planted in this Land (CCA)

Sat 13 July 2024

Wheelchair accessible

Wheelchair accessible

An engraving of a crowd of women, kids and men with raised fists and swords in a rural landscape with a rainbow filter.

Artwork adapted from ‘Sketches in the Island of Lewis, the Scene of the Crofter Agitation’. The Illustrated London News, 28 January 1888

Want to learn about past and present struggles for land, food, farming, foraging, roaming and belonging? Join a new land justice study group with Glasgow Seed Library.

Share stories from Scotland, Palestine, the Caribbean, Chiapas, Rojava, Sápmi, Turtle Island, Hawai'i, Brazil, and more. Discuss terms like settler colonialism, land reparation, decolonisation, rematriation, and land justice.

Access to land and resources is unequal and unjust, impacting growers all over the world as well as here in Glasgow, in our seed library community. Reading book extracts, poems and manifestos, the group aims to map historic and current connections between diverse experiences of land stewardship, colonisation and resistance.

The study group is open to all who would like to (un)learn colonial and capitalist relationships to land. No prior knowledge is needed. Participants will help direct the selection of reading materials for each month. You can view a longlist of proposed texts and make suggestions.

Planted in this Land is organised by Glasgow Seed Library in explicit solidarity with all who resist the occupation, exploitation and destruction of their land. From Palestine to Congo, Haiti to Chiapas, seed sovereignty is not possible without land justice, here or anywhere.

We meet monthly in our Reading Room at CCA. There will be hot drinks available, and you are welcome to bring a snack to share.

Numbers will be limited to ensure comfortable capacity. Please send an email to to book a free spot or join the waiting list.


The feature image is adapted from an engraving in The Illustrated London News, 28 January 1888, depicting the Aignish riot of January 1888, when landless crofters on Lewis confronted their oppressive landowners.

The phrase ‘Planted in this Land’ is borrowed from the words of a Palestinian girl in a short clip widely circulated on social media in December 2023, during Israel’s siege and bombardment of Gaza.


The Reading Room is located on the second floor of CCA and is wheelchair accessible. There is an accessible toilet on this floor. Please note that the room comfortably hosts ten people, and has large windows for ventilation. Masks will be provided if you would like to use one. Please email if you have any access requests.

Event Collection

Part of Planted in this Land #

Part of Glasgow Seed Library #




Event Type

Talks & Events


Reading Room


11:00am — 1:00pm


14+ accompanied by an adult


Free but ticketed

Tickets: Free, book by email.


Wheelchair accessible