If You Eat - You Are In!
This message by a few people from Todmorden, a small town in the North of England, has resonated with folk around the world. There are now more than 100 groups in the UK and globally it stretches from Canada to New Zealand.
Started in 2007 by a like-minded group of individuals including, Pam Warhurst and Mary Clear, this group wanted a way that everyone could help improve their own community.
The answer was was food. Everyone understands food. Food could get people talking; even better, it could inspire people to take action.
Starting with small herb gardens and community plots, Incredible Edible went on to back campaigns, support businesses and back the creation of learning centres at the Incredible Aqua Garden and the Incredible Farm.
And so the three main focus of activities was forged:
Each group differs, but with its simple edible membership criteria - there is something for everyone :)