Land for Growing
31 Mar 2009
Incredible Edible Todmorden are collating a database of areas in which are available for planting and growing.
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Todmorden’s Incredible Edible scheme aim is for the town to be self sufficient in vegetables by 2018. The plan is to do this by increasing the amount of local food grown and eaten in the town. Currently businesses, schools, farmers and the community are all involved. Vegetables and fruit are springing up everywhere. Public flower beds being transformed into community herb gardens and vegetable patches.
Today local farm produce can now be found in shops cafes and market stalls, and they have introduced a IET loyalty card to help fund community orchards.
They have just announced that they are collating a database of areas in Todmorden which are available for planting and growing in and around the area. The markers on the Google map above represent links to further details about the areas we have in our database.
They are asking that if you have details of a local land bank resource not mentioned on their website, to contact us on +44(0)1706 815407, or e mail: firstname.lastname@example.org They will then add it on a map available on their website. The hope is that this will provide information for people who wish to grow their own vegetables but are not aware of land available to do this.
‘Todmorden is preparing for climate change and marshaling our many human resources to fit us for a future where we need to be more self sufficient in food.’ Say Incredible Edible. They are creating a model that could lead the way for other groups across the UK who have recognised the need for sustainability in the form of locally produced food that is not only more healthy but makes huge economic sense. The reduction of food miles is keeping the cost down and helping the climate by creating less emissions. This is a good common sense initiative with a lot of scope.
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