An edible town?

Todmorden in West Yorkshire is trying to become self sustainable in food by 2018. They are growing food in many public places (not always with official permission) that anybody is welcome to take. They are offering courses in wide range of topics. Every school in the town is involved. There is a daily market. They have planted orchards. The following is an interesting TED talk by Pam Warhurst.

It is an inspiring story and you can read more at their website or read an article in MailOnline.

It is a great example of community engagement.

If you liked this post you might want to follow my blog (top right-hand corner of the blog), and you might like to look at:

  1. Ron Finley: A guerilla gardener in South Central LA
  2. What is Kids’ Vegies on the Verge?
  3. Seven principles of asset-based community-driven development
  4. Ernesto Sirolli: Want to help someone? Shut up and listen!

About Graeme Stuart

Lecturer (Family Action Centre, Newcastle Uni), blogger (Sustaining Community), Alternatives to Violence Project facilitator, environmentalist, father. Passionate about families, community development, peace, sustainability.
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