View slide shows and talks

The conference set out what Incredible Edible Todmorden has done so far, and enthused (see feedback) others to pursue parallel campaigns.

Obviously copies of slide shows can only give a taste of what people communicate, but we hope they’ll give a flavour of the day.

Pam Warhurst opened proceedings (after an intro from the head of Tod High, our host) with an account of the beginnings and development of the Incredible Edibles. We’ll be posting links to some video extracts of her speech soon.

Val Morris of Pennine Housing gave a powerful account of the importance of social housing in reaching poor and deprived people with this campaign slide show here.

Chris Shearlock of the Cooperative Group entertained the audience with a mock-raffle of Co-op goods whose carbon footprint has been reduced on a large scale to advance sustainability. Here’s the full range of what he had to say.

Mary Clear of IET in the Community workshops that most attended gave a funny and enthusiastic account of the life of an IET activist – ably assisted by Head Grower Nick Green. Her accompanying slides are here. And here’s an edited video.

James Darbyshire and Jonathan Lipscombe in the private sector wokshop looked at how business-friendly the Incredible edible approach can be – and at radical ideas in architecture that could see edible ‘walls’ and plantable roofs in urban landscapes. Download their slides here. (James and Jonathan are from Stace LLP,
Quantity Surveyors & Project Managers, based in Leeds & London)

Margi Lennartsson gave a presentation about Garden Organic as part of the final session.