Free Fruit & Vegetables: The Incredible Edible Food Movement of Todmorden

John Paull

By Dr. John Paull, School of Land & Food, University of Tasmania, Australia Todmorden may be a small, drab, post-industrial English village but it has one big, bold and bright idea. This Yorkshire village decided to “do something, take action” about the disconnect between food production and consumers. The Incredible Edible idea is to seize public spaces for food production. It is a community initiative that it is a mix of permission gardening and guerrilla urban agriculture – with and without the approval of the caretaker of the space. Public spaces of Todmorden have been planted to food – fruit, … Continue reading

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