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Thailand to Todmorden

Last update: 21.08.13 First posted: 21.08.13 by in

A delegation of professionals from Thailand visited the South Pennines in August to study how local communities are at the forefront of environmental action whether it is sustainable energy production, land management or food production.

Hosted by the award-winning Watershed Landscape Project managed by Pennine Prospects; the delegates from the Thailand Business Council for Sustainable Development were welcomed by the Mayor of Hebden Royd Town Council , Councillor Karl Boggis.

Visits were organised to look at generating power from water and wind ; community education and food growing. David Fletcher explained how the 10 KwH Archimedes screw that has been installed in Bridge Mill covers the energy needs of the Mill whilst Ashley Sharpe of Pennine Community Power described how local residents had raised money through a share offer to erect a wind turbine.

Polly Weber, Director of the Alternative Technology Centre, showed the education work of the Centre in Hebden Bridge;
Then it was on to Todmorden where Pam told them about all things incredible edible in our wonderful grade 1 listed Unitarian building while they ate a lunch of local food prepared and delivered by the incredible folk at bear cafe.
the it was time to see the town centre growing sites including May’s sharing garden
visitors from Thailand enjoy Mary's sharing garden
and stop for a photo opportunity at the globe by the new Lever street beds
Pam and Robin show our town to our visitors  from Thailand
It certainly is a small world

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