Monday, July 16, 2012

Incredible Edible Todmorden

© Incredible Edible Todmorden

What I want to know is: When I can I move? Imagine having fresh, unadulterated fruits and vegetables growing all around town. Not to mention, the wholesome country eggs being produced there. Good, nourishing, natural food is the best defense against disease and illness. Way to go, Todmorden!

The Incredible Edible town called Todmorden in the north of England is a model for sustainable living based on the local food movement. TreeHugger has posted about Edible Incredible before but this blog promotes Todmorden's Egg Map, as well as their Green Route Map which promotes Vegetable Tourism!

An inspiring video on turning a village "edible". Lots of great info included as well.

This week at Glassnature, a creative un-conference organised by oh!BCN in Barcelona, Incredible Edible’s co-founder Pam Warhurst gave an inspiring talk about why it is important to connect the dots between community, learning and business, and why we should all live and work in an edible landscape. What started off as propaganda gardening, lead to other campaigns such as the Todmorden Egg Map, a fairly simple yet effective way to promote local food and businesses, because as Pam says: “every egg matters” and “it is all very eggciting”, plus, she gives eggcellent advice here.

© Incredible Edible Todmorden

With Todmorden’s popularity its business increased and the town started to attract tourists eager to see the blooming local food movement. Pam explained that, in order to make Vegetable Tourism an attractive option all year round, design students from Goldsmiths College in London offered to create the Todmorden Green Route Map. That way you are sure not to miss the Bee Store, the Bug Hotel or the Waggle Dance Garden!

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