building a beautiful and bountiful world in collaboration with nature

Between goat and cow births, seed starting and greenhouse births, and all the other activities of a warming Spring, I am swamped these days.  In the midst of it all my husband pointed out a brief snippet in his yoga magazine about the town of Todmorden in England.  For the past 4 years townspeople have been turning both public and private spaces into an edible cornucopia available to all.  “If you eat, you’re in!” is the motto of founders Mary Clear and Pam Warhurst.  (Don’t you love how her last name puts war into a hearst and takes it to its funeral.)  The whole project is about living the values of kindness, community, and sharing.  Their goal is to see the town grow all that its people need for fresh fruits and vegetables by 2018.  Their website:  Incrdible Edible Todmorden.

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Comments on: "The Incredible Edible Town" (5)

  1. Thanks for sharing this Renee. I loved reading about this community project. What a wonderful initiative!

    • I haven’t had a chance to look closely at their website, but I’m wondering how easy it would be to do this in other towns and cities.

      • I was thinking this too Renee. I imagine it would need a strong community commitment to get it started. It’s great to know it’s happening somewhere and that it might inspire other communities to do something similar!

  2. Thanks for sharing! It’s so nice to hear about the good things that go on in the world.

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