Pam Warhurst: How we can eat our landscapes
Video on TED.com TED Talks What should a community do with its unused land? Plant food, of course. With energy and humor, Pam Warhurst tells at the TEDSalon the story of how she and a growing team of volunteers came together to turn plots of unused land into communal vegetable gardens, and to change the narrative of food in their community.
Four years ago, two green-fingered residents of Todmorden – Pam Warhurst and Mary Clear – set up ‘Incredible Edible’, an ingenious concept which sees residents of the town growing communal fruit ‘n veg for everyone to pick, without having to pay a bean for it.
From the church yard to the fire station, on the roundabout and in primary school gardens, almost every green patch is used to grow the goods, and there is no limit to how many apples, apricots, cabbages, carrots, and the like that residents can pick and take home.
The movement started off as just a few herb gardens, but now around 900 fruit and nut trees have been planted in Todmorden; hundreds of vegetable patches have been dug; local schools have included the scheme as part of the curriculum; and Pam and Mary are two of around 350 volunteer gardeners. Not bad, considering that Incredible Edible doesn’t even have its own office, staff, or telephone.
I really like this. Not only does it give independence, it fosters community and healthy living and helps restore the earth back to its intended state. I've been wanting to get a program like this going in my local community.
We clearly have a serious grounding problem on ashtar when a topic like this gets overlooked, again. The higher you fly the more you have to remember to touch the ground.
Touch the ground. Go back to basics. Bringing a program like this to your local would do more good than any magic or meditation you will find here.
But of course, we'd rather spend hours commenting on the latest channeling's (that are false 67-69% of the time lately) than get our hands dirty doing something important.
Very good comment Xidom ...a post like this which is grounded down to Earth people ignore but when you put false channelled messages they are big hits.
THE FORUM HERE IS ABOUT BRINGING THE CHANGE TO PLANET EARTH ...and not looking high up in the skies waiting for fresh vegetables and fruits to fall from the spaceships.
Now if every town and city follow this example then no one will go hungry
It's happening more and more, but it can't happen fast enough imo.
Luckily a program just like it is now available in my local area :)