A community food scheme in Todmorden where fruit and vegetables are grown in public places across the town for the town’s residents to pick and eat has inspired a global movement of growers.
Incredible Edible Todmorden have had gardeners take over unused or unattractive bits of public land to plant food to feed the community. It now has approximately 70 sites around the town, from vegetable patches outside the police station to herb planters at the train station.
The word spread through media coverage and there are now as many as 500 community food growing groups across the world using the Incredible Edible name.
In France, the movement is called as Les Incroyables Comestibles, with 300 groups around the country. There are sister groups in Israel, Palestine, Colombia and Brazil – all growing food to share with others.
During a visit to Todmorden by Prince Charles in 2010 the Prince said: “The Incredible Edible Todmorden initiative is inspiring. I am thrilled that the Start tour has highlighted it as a shining example of how individuals in communities can support one another to live more sustainable lives.”
Wrigley Claydon Solicitors have been trusted for 225 years and since opening our office in Todmorden in 1980 have been a cornerstone in providing legal services to the residents of Todmorden and the local areas.
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