Useful Website Links
A very useful source of growing information. Allotment diaries, photographs, advice about growing vegetables, fruits and herbs with a forum for chatting on the plot.
Assura works in partnership with GPs and Health Professionals to deliver property, pharmacy and medical services across the UK. The group that see that little bit further, and takes that extra step to help communities.
Bee Credible is a community beekeeping group based in Todmorden
a site with everything you need to know to start keeping bees in a way that is good for bees and humans alike.
Promotes and supports beekeeping throughout the UK with links to local beekeepers' groups. Advice and information Everything from getting started, beekeeping for kids, discussion forums and the latest publications and news.
A project to develop a system for local seasonal and sustainable food in Brooklyn. Bring people together to create a better way of growing distributing and eating food.
Calder Food Hub is a Community Interest Company with two trustees
Calderdale Council, the first in Britain to issue land licences to to grow food on spare land, to local people. "Calderdale - everyone different, everyone matters"
The Community Foundation for Calderdale is an independent registered charity that aims to improve quality of life for the people of Calderdale by connecting people who care with local causes that matter
Community Harvest is a growing project in Australia which focusses on our two key areas, Access to Local Food, and Lasting Change. Very like Incredible edible
The place where you can find information about any traditional British food, wherever you are, and wherever you go. This is a place where the word ‘traditional’ is valued, and does not mean ‘obsolete’. This is where people who value their culture and heritage can find out more about it, and do something positive with it.
Duke Street, a privately owned garden which was once a small holding, and is soon to be one again as John and Andrew clear the land and restart the venture. The plan is to grow a variety of produce to supply to the Bear Cafe in Todmorden with any excess being sold to other local businesses and the local community.
"Energy Royd is a group for people who are interested in putting their heads together to find effective ways of reducing climate change and aren't content to accept the conventional wisdom about how to do this - which, after more than twenty years of trying, hasn't done the job. It's for people who think that social justice must be at the heart of climate change reduction p
Harvest is a city-wide project, encouraging people to engage in food-growing activities in their local community. The project encourages greater community involvement through developing relationships, and co-ordinating resource- and skill-sharing.
Todmorden is now officially a Fairtrade Town, Take a look around the site to find out more. Check out the local listings page where you can find where Fairtrade products are used and sold; check out events planned in the dates for your diary section and take a look at what the group have been doing in the campaign update section.
FEASt St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada FEASt is a working collective of individuals and organizations taking action on local, healthy, sustainable food issues. Formed in Fall 2007, FEASt is a volunteer-run initiative
Ferney Lee Primary is a co-educational community junior, infant and nursery school. It has great community growing schemes in place, and have built a large number of Allotments for local families.
The Food Ethics Council challenges government, business and society to make wise choices that lead to better food and farming. Uniquely, it's focus is on how choices are made and champions decisions that are: * Principled – aiming to benefit people, animals and the planet, and to treat each fairly and with dignity. * Informed – based on sound knowledge and diverse experience, but ready for surprises. * Inclusive – involving and answerable to the people they affect.
FoodShare was founded in 1985 by then Mayor of Toronto, Art Eggleton, and others concerned about the growth of hunger and food banks that had taken place in the wake of the recession of the early 1980’s. FoodShare’s original mandate was to co-ordinate emergency food services, and to collect and distribute food. The Hunger Hotline was established as a volunteer-run referral service for people seeking these services in their neighborhood.
The national charity for organic growing Garden Organic, the UK's leading organic growing charity, has been at the forefront of the organic horticulture movement for 50 years and is dedicated to researching and promoting organic gardening, farming and food.
Gordon Rigg Garden Centre, Todmorden, is one of the largest Garden Centres in the North West, enjoying over 60,000sq.ft. of retail space! They have a proud, long history and remain a family owned and run business offering an exceptional and diverse range of garden and home products. They also support Incredible Edible Todmorden
The Green Business Network (GBN) is an award-winning not-for-profit business support organisation delivering environmental advice and projects.
Grow Sheffield is an active network of individuals and groups promoting urban organic food growing. Also creators of the Abundance Handbook, available to download
Whether you have a windowsill, a few pots or a small backyard, you could be surprised just how much fruit and vegetables you can grow over a year. at Home Grown you can learn how to get the most from whatever space you have..
On April 1st 2010, the Holme Grown Allotments Society achieved its first dream. The site was officially handed over to the society by the Parish Council, on a 15 years lease. Activity in the early days was furious. Plots to be marked out, ground to be prepared, and supplies to be ordered. The change was dramatic. Within only a few weeks, what had previously been grazing paddock was transformed. Plots were fenced - ground was double-dug and copious supplies of bark, compost and top soil were added.
The aim of hydroponics4life is to link individuals, schools and organisations with projects in our developing world. Sharing and developing the techniques and advances in science makes a difference where it is needed most.
Incredible Edible Doncaster North, TRANSITION TOWN BENTLEY blog site These folks are Incredible.
Incredible Edible Huddersfield is a grassroots movement affiliated to Incredible Edible Todmorden. Its aims are to actively promote locally produced food through community action.
A local project made up of local people nurturing neglected land and planting open access community gardens and orchards so that everyone can gather food for free. Much more than a few people growing vegetables, we care passionately about our communities, our well-being, our environment, the right-here right-now, and the future. We can build a kinder, greener, healthier community.
Incredible Edible Macclesfield is a new in the making, growing community. The new shoots of the initiative are just emerging. Watch this space
Incredible edible Rossendale a partner group to IET getting started in Rossendale great site.
The site aims to share ways that Wakefield people can all make a difference by coming together to increase the amount of healthy, local food, grown and eaten in and around the Wakefield area,and help strengthen and support local communities.
New site for exciting experiment in vertical growing in York
Volunteers joining together with council, business, schools and community to brighten up our town, replant unloved plots with edibles and share the harvest and the knowledge of growing local, seasonal food with everyone
Channel 4 River Cottage Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's Land share site, sign up on line.
If you happen to be visiting or live in East Anglia, this herb farm is well worth a visit. They also do mail order.
Local Giving making a difference in the community Localgiving.com was founded in 2008. The pilot phase of Localgiving.com was launched in eight Community Foundations in autumn 2009. It will be rolled out across the whole of the UK in 2011
A nine acre smallholding in Cliviger, just south of Burnley. Our philosophy is to run our smallholding ethically and to offer up for sale any surplus be it vegetables from our allotment, eggs from our small flock of chickens which free range through our woods, home raised pork and lamb, as well as producing jams, chutneys and condiments all sourced from the very best seasonal produce.
Aims to 'reconnect people and land through local food, increasing access to fresh, healthy local food with clear traceable origins'. Helps producers to sell directly to customers, build skills, trading systems, networks and resilience.
The Neighbourhoods Gateway for those living, working, managing and leading in neighbourhoods in the Northwest. The site says:- "If like us you're working to improve neighbourhoods then we're here to support you with a range of knowledge, information, learning & development opportunities, communities of interest and much much more."
Share an insight into the life and fascinating history of this wonderful environment. Which may soon be a little Incredible Edible
he NHS Forest is an exciting new national project coordinated by the Campaign for Greener Healthcare. The project’s central aims are: * Improving health of staff, patients and communities through use of green space. Largely due to increasing access to green space on or near to NHS land. * Greening the NHS Estates and planting 1 tree per employee. Amounting to 1.3 million trees within the next 5 years. * Encouraging greater social cohesion between the NHS Estates and the local community. * Encourage the NHS to ensure environmental benefits of their estates to include reducing the NHS’ carbon footprint through offsetting from the 1.3 million trees planted. * Bringing together a range of highly skilled professionals to produce woodland that includes the use of art, food crops and mapping.
Niagara Presents is a community based network that provides co-operative product development, marketing and distribution support to independent Niagara-based growers and processors of specialty foods.
Northern Polytunels, makers and suppliers of state of the art polytunnels, as seen at Todmorden High School.
With over 40 years' experience, NRM Laboratories is regarded as one of the country's most innovative and experienced independent analytical businesses.
Ocean Station Open Sailing “Open_Sailing” aims to design an attractive technological lifestyle to overcome any possible natural and man-made disaster, stimulating people’s ingenuity and sense of solidarity. Be it overpopulation, global warming or energy conflicts, we are living in a time where “Apocalypse” beckons. We need to collectively invent and spread bootstrapping DIY technologies for the forthcoming challenges, not only to survive but to re-invent how we inhabit this planet. They are also developing innovative ways of growing and cooking food
This is the website of an association of village residents in Fairlie, Ayrshire, Scotland, registered as a charity and who are all committed to living healthier, more sustainable lifestyles and improving the environment using organic techniques.
Outta Place is a social enterprise that works to create opportunities for young people to participate in high quality arts activity.
Incredible Edible Pennine Pennine Housing's own Incredible Edible Initiative, with a free 'Edible Pennine' starter pack,complete with easy to follow instructions, for interested tenants.
Permaculturists & Organic Growers Of Exeter. POGOE is a collective of Devon folk who have come together with concerns about the reality of peak-oil, concerns about lack of community in society, and green fingers that want to mould positive solutions out of the earth.
"Quality Cheese handmade in Todmorden from Pextenement Organic Milk" at Pextenement Farm, a family run certified organic dairy farm.
Website of writer and broadcaster Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, with details about the River Cottage Foods business.
A new resource, think tank and general place to experiment and explore with ideas and activities related to sustainble living. The idea is that this school becomes a point of contact where we can post work in progress, from the local to the global. We will establish an on-line resource bank, a library, a film archive, a place for events facilitation and training programmes.
Shade Primary School's website, with an eggcellent page on hatching eggs
Staups Farm is above Hebden Bridge and Todmorden near the border between Lancashire and Yorkshire. Buying your food from us at Staups Lea Farm gives you the opportunity to purchase food from a source that you can see.
Help from CABE for people in local authorities working to create better places. Helping to integrate green infrastructure into urban areas. They've done a case study of IET.
Interesting site about sustainable food programme. Home of the free on line sustainable food guide
Every year the Battery Hen Welfare Trust collects thousands of 'spent' hens and re-homes them, through the efforts of a national network of volunteers. The aim of the BHWT is to see increased support for British free range farmers and diminishing sales of eggs from caged birds. If you're interested in taking on some hens, local contact details given at this site.
The Bear Co-op offers you and your family a huge range of products to help you live a healthier and less environmentally damaging lifestyle.
The Fielden Society website about the Fielden family
The Todmorden List is an internet guide to what's going on where and when in Todmorden, West Yorkshire.
Growers and gardening information exchange discussion forums for Todmorden.
A school where Minds, Bodies, Food and community spirit all grow together
Their blooming incredible, keeping Todmorden flowering all year round
Todmorden Station, the place for trains and so much more, including Incredibly Edible Herbs and vegetables. Not to mention the incredible potato bed.
The place to go to find out what's happening localy. Information about where to stay, in Calderdale and elsewhere in U.K., and an accommodation booking service, national and local events, tickets for many of which can be purchased here. Also available soon Incredible Edible Todmorden sites map, and egg map
Totally Locally is all about Me, You, Him & Her. It’s about shopping in your street, your town, your district. It’s about jobs & community, it’s about investing today for a prosperous tomorrow, it’s about making this place shine like a diamond. This makes good sense