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Incredible Edible Todmorden: Eating the Street


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Paull, John (2011) Incredible Edible Todmorden: Eating the Street. Farming Matters, 27 (3), pp. 28-29.

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The Yorkshire village of Todmorden has taken local food to heart – and to the street. The planting of food crops at forty public locations throughout the village offer locals, and visitors, the chance to pick their own fresh fruit and vegetables, and it’s all free. The idea of open source food took some time to catch on in Todmorden. Public space food plantings, “propaganda gardens”, are a tangible expression of a set of bigger ideas – including growing local, eating local and fresh, eating seasonal, and knowing the provenance of food. Now, from the local police station to the cemetery, from the health centre to the elderly care home (with raised garden beds at wheelchair height), in tubs on the street and in plots dug by the canal, Todmorden is embracing “local edible” with a passion.

EPrint Type:Journal paper
Keywords:open source food, vegetable tourism, local food, seasonal food, food provenance, school, Yorkshire,
Subjects: Farming Systems > Social aspects
Values, standards and certification
Food systems
"Organics" in general > Countries and regions > United Kingdom
Research affiliation: UK
UK > Univ. Oxford
ISSN:2210 6499
Deposited By: Paull, Dr John
ID Code:19523
Deposited On:15 Nov 2011 20:01
Last Modified:15 Nov 2011 20:01
Document Language:English
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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