Saturday, 16 May 2015

Incredible Edible

I'm currently doing some volunteering for Incredible Edible Todmorden. It's a fantastic organisation, so I wanted to share a little bit about it here.

Incredible Edible aims to make Todmorden more self sufficient and environmentally friendly by growing food in all available public spaces. The food is free for anyone to take and share. Salads are grown at the train station, there's a medicinal herb garden outside of the doctors, and local volunteers care for a variety of ad hoc veg beds. 

On top of this, Incredible Edible also runs projects teaching young people horticultural skills, and campaigns for local food. On the 26th June, the group will be hosting a national conference looking at ways in which planning policy can better integrate community food growing and sustainable urban agriculture. Tickets are only £15 and anyone is welcome.

You can read more about Incredible Edible on their website, or in Pam Warhurst and Joanna Dobson's recent (and highly recommended) book about the project Incredible: plant veg, grow a revolution.