Friday, October 19, 2012

Incredible Edible Todmorden

Hi again,

I guess I hadn't posted this!  This is a great talk.  Warhurst is funny and straightforward and inspiring!
Why's Woman

"We came up with a really simple game plan that we put to a public m... We did not consult. We did not write a report" ...      

Incredible Edible Todmorden (UK) is about practical community change, based in our common language of FOOD. Pam Warhurst, founder of Incredible Edible Todmorden gave a "TED Talk" back in May.

Warhurst's voice and enthusiasm just shine. The projects are, in her words, "focused around three plates: a community plate, the way we live our everyday lives; a learning plate, what we teach our kids in school and what new skills we share amongst ourselves; and business, what we do with the pound in our pocket and which businesses we choose to support."

Incredible Edible Todmorden is nothing short of an incredible project that began about 5 years ago in Todmorden, UK.  It is getting things growing all around the market town of Todmorden (pop'n 15,000), and its ideas are being taken up by and inspiring people in communities around the UK and in other countries.

And there's a transcript on the site too!

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