Spreading the word
The word about Incredible Edible Todmorden has spread like wild strawberries! News of our campaign-in-action has spread far and wide.
All sorts of groups have adopted the Incredible Edible name, from near-neighbours in Rossendale to fellow Yorkshire-folk like Wakefield to people all over the world who come to visit and share ideas, as you can see in our blogs. We regularly give tours and our leading volunteers give talks nationally and internationally about our work.
In fact interest has been so great that the Incredible Edible Network was set up in 2012 to deal with the flood of enquiries from those who wanted to embrace our aims. The Network is chaired by Pam Warhurst, a co-founder of Incredible Edible Todmorden. It works to inspire new groups across the UK and to provide more people with information about food activism and community resilience.
In Todmorden, the Incredible Edible Todmorden Team works in partnership with many other long-standing local groups like Todmorden in Bloom, Todmorden Pride and local businesses to promote and improve Todmorden.
Calderdale Council have adopted policies borough-wide to remove obstacles stopping the use of community land for growing, and to give guidance to groups and public bodies about how it can be done.
Check our News for the latest.