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Grow your own high street - the Incredible Edible story, and why it matters

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Why does the story of a town that planted vegetables in public places matter for the future of our high streets? This presentation explains how the magic of Incredible Edible Todmorden can change your town.

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Grow your own high street - the Incredible Edible story, and why it matters

  1. 1. grow your own high street the Incredible Edible story, and why it matters
  2. 2. FROM ‘PROPAGANDA PLANTING’...
  3. 3. TO RETHINKING PUBLIC SPACE
  4. 4. CHANGING THE STORY OF A TOWN THROUGH FOOD...
  5. 5. ...BY BUILDING COMMUNITY
  6. 6. ...BY SHARING LEARNING
  7. 7. ...BY CREATING OPPORTUNITIES FOR BUSINESS
  8. 8. ...AND ADDRESSING THE REALLY BIG ISSUES
  9. 9. from incredible edible to thriving high streets: rethinking public space
  10. 10. STEP ONE: OPEN UP PUBLIC SPACE (OR TAKE IT OVER)
  11. 11. STEP TWO: THINK OF YOUR TOWN AS A GARDEN
  12. 12. STEP THREE: THINK OF YOUR TOWN AS A PROMENADE
  13. 13. STEP FOUR: THINK OF YOUR TOWN AS A STAGE
  14. 14. HIGH STREETS AS COMMONS: ACCESS, OWNERSHIP AND AGENCY ARE KEY
  15. 15. ‘It is through the performance of creative acts, in art, in thought, in personal relationships, that the city can be identified as something more than a purely functional organisation of factories and warehouses, barracks, courts, prisons and control centres.’ Lewis Mumford, The City in History, 1961
  16. 16. Incredible! Plant Veg, Grow a Revolution will be published in May 2014 find out more: http://urbanpollinators.co.uk www.urbanpollinators.co.uk Twitter: @juliandobson

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