Incredible Edible’s Talk by Nik Green
St Ives Neighbourhood Plan Open Spaces Group organised a talk about how St Ives might grow veetables and herbs in public spaces for people to harvest and eat.
If you wish to know more about Incredible Edible check out their video : http://vimeo.com/36838823 and their website, it’s a fantastic story with a great sense of community: http://www.incredible-edible-todmorden.co.uk
What Incredible Edible do in Todmorden: We grow and campaign for local food.
From our beginnings with herb gardens, we’ve taken to planting and growing veggies and trees round town we’ve planted several orchards and there are more to come, and we’re working with public bodies round town to use their land – like the fire station and the railway station – or to work with them on their own Incredible ideas – like social landlord Pennine Housing.
We’re reaching back into local memories and knowledge with our History project.
We hope to make a difference with major projects. We now have Lottery funding for our food hub at Tod High School and are just waiting for the final planning permission. That bid included the work of a food-inspirer a position now held by Sally.
We have also branched out to greenfield sites, working on donated land in Walsden to create a major resource for growing and learning, and on donated land in Gorpley to develop ideas about hill-top farming. More about them here