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Incredible tours July part 2

Last update: 5.08.13 First posted: 4.08.13 by in

Saturday 27th was talk and tour for a group from Olney allotment society and a group from Belgium who just had to come after seeing Mary speak in Liege. Sadly the group from Olney missed the talk because of traffic problems on route. But they were just in time for the tour, which started at Mary’s sharing garden
Our visitors from Belgium at Mary's sharing garden
and continued onto to tow path
by industry we prosper
Where the town motto “by industry we prosper” has pride of place on our boards.
walking along the canal there was an incredible smell of BBQ wafting over the wall by Odd fellow hall, peeping over we saw
odd fellows cook out and it only took seconds for these lovely Odmordians to start passing over plates of ribs, sausages and chicken as gifts to guests from Belgium
The wonderful Todmorden odd fellows share their bbq
the treats were much appreciated
ribs, sausages, chicken and more from Tod Odd Fellows
and quickly disappeared sausages ribs and treats from the very generous odd fellows
having eaten our fill we continued on our way around the green route stopping for a group photo on pollination street
visitors on pollination street
then into the market where we paused at Ham corner
shopping at Ham Corner
and I introduced our Didier and Gullaume to to Tony’s pies
Pie munching
I left our new friends back at the Queen hotel to rest a while before the next part of their Todmorden adventure
Queen Hotel Todmorden
A visit to the Incredible farm

We had more lovely people from Transition Tinedale come on the 28th shown around by incredible Jenny our town centre growing lead

The following day I met Marie a young mum from the Czech Republic now living in Holland.
Marie from Holland
Marie hopes to start an Incredible Edible when she visits her father back in her homeland

The last tour in July was a visit by members of the Garden Needs Community Garden Centre in Manchester, part of IE Salford
Members of the Garden Needs Community Garden
No ordinary garden centre this.
It has rather special qualities on theire website under people it says

They promote social development that invests in the strengths of everyone.
support local people to lead happier and healthier lives through the activity of growing
helping people who want to develop their skills and abilities to fulfil their potential
integrating Mental Health Service Users into the community with regular events and through the day to day running and patronage of the garden centre
tackling social exclusion, providing training progression routes with volunteer opportunities and pathways to further education, training and work
teaching people how to grow plants, flowers and food
building knowledge, confidence and new opportunities for the community

Now that is an incredible cut above the average

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