It starts in Todmorden, a market town of 11,000 souls set in a very deep valley with plenty of back to back housing with no gardens or growing space
A mixed bunch tod folk who cared decided to be brave came together to try an experiment. We decided to stop blaming the government for doing nothing but talk, or the bankers for messing up, We would do something ourselves, we wouldn’t wait for permission, its easier to ask forgives than for permission
We made a simple model our three spinning plates, spin one plate its interesting, spinning two attracts attention spinning three is a show
Health centre why would any health centre not be surrounded by healthy fruit and herbs.
Cop corn, police are such posers, they love a photo opportunity. But fun aspect aside this has made a major difference to the rapport between the police and the community, with crimes of antisocial behaviour and vandalism reducing year on year sine IET started.
Macho men in uniform, with veg at the police station they just had to grow at the fire station too
Todmorden 20th scout troup growing at the police station for their grow, cook it, eat it badge
The incredible edible scout badge
Railway station, northern rail are very supportive and are happy for us to grow herbs on both platforms for travellers and commuters to pick, and have veg beds in the car park.
Castle hill learning to grow herbs in the playground
Half a million pound aquaponics planAquaponics and hydrphonics will grow fish, fish poo will feed plant, the plants will filter the water and both fish and veg will be harvested. Students from the school are on the board of directors and directly involved it making the company decisions. There are no three paid staff, a manager and to food inspirers and they have just taken on their first two apprentices, who will stat work in March.We believe these are the first aquaponics apprenticeships in the UK