[Sdpg] TED TALK: Pam Warhurst- How we can eat our landscapes./Cofounder, Incredible Edible an initiative in Todmorden, England
Wesley Roe and Santa Barbara Permaculture Network
lakinroe at silcom.com
Tue Oct 2 07:33:18 PDT 2012
Speakers Pam Warhurst: Cofounder, Incredible Edible
Pam Warhurst cofounded Incredible Edible, an initiative in Todmorden,
England dedicated to growing food locally by planting on unused land
throughout the community.
Why you should listen to her:
Pam Warhurst is the Chair of the Board of the Forestry Commission, which
advises on and implements forestry policy in Great Britain.
She also cofounded Incredible Edible Todmorden, a local food partnership
that encourages community engagement through local growing. Incredible
Edible started small, with the planting of a few community herb gardens
in Todmorden, and today has spin-offs in the U.S. and Japan.
The community has started projects like Every Egg Matters, which
educates people on keeping chickens and encourages them to sell eggs to
neighbors, and uses a 'Chicken Map' to connect consumers and farmers.
Incredible Edible Todmorden empowers ordinary people to take control of
their communities through active civic engagement.
"I wondered if it was possible to take a town like Todmorden and focus
on local food to re-engage people with the planet we live on, create the
sort of shifts in behaviour we need to live within the resources we
have, stop us thinking like disempowered victims and to start taking
responsibility for our own futures."
Quotes by Pam Warhurst
"There's so many people that don't really recognize a vegetable unless
it's in a bit of plastic with an instruction packet on the top."
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