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.
April 17, 2012