Incredible

If You Eat - You Are In!

communal vegetable gardens

If You Eat - You Are In!

communal vegetable gardens

If You Eat - You Are In!

This message by a few people from Todmorden, a small town in the North of England, has resonated with folk around the world. There are now more than 100 groups in the UK and globally it stretches from Canada to New Zealand.

Started in 2007 by a like-minded group of individuals including, Pam Warhurst and Mary Clear, this group wanted a way that everyone could help improve their own community.

The answer was was food. Everyone understands food. Food could get people talking; even better, it could inspire people to take action.

Starting with small herb gardens and community plots, Incredible Edible went on to back campaigns, support businesses and back the creation of learning centres at the Incredible Aqua Garden and the Incredible Farm.

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Food activist Pam Warhurst has inspired folk across the globe to get growing and start seeing through 'the power of small actions'. Founding Incredible Edible in 2007, Pam is an economist by training but has managed to avoid working in this field for the past forty years!

She has led or occupied senior board positions in a number of bodies Leader of a local authority, chair of a hospital trust, deputy chair of the Countryside Agency and chair of the Forestry Commission of GB. Pam has also served on several regeneration bodies and social enterprises.

In 2005 she was made a Commander of the British Empire for services to the environment.

Ivo Valkenburg

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