Incredible Edible Gatehouse

A new group in Gatehouse hopes to join a growing number of communities around Britain and overseas who are making use of underused areas of their communities and public spaces to grow their own food.  Incredible Edible Gatehouse is based on a model pioneered by Todmorden, a town in West Yorkshire, which in 2008 started what has become the Incredible Edible movement.  In Todmorden, the community has made use of areas on the edges of car parks, around public buildings, and in people’s own gardens, to grow fresh veg and herbs, and to plant fruit bushes and trees.  Beds of herbs include labels suggesting what dishes each herb goes well with and inviting passing members of the public to pick some and try. It’s all about getting closer to the food we eat, education, and community involvement.  The project launched at the Community Centre on Saturday, 1st September 2012, Mary Clear, MBE, one of the founder members of the Todmorden group, visited Gatehouse to help launch the Gatehouse project.  Mary gave a presentation in the Community Centre to explain how the Todmorden project has worked and expanded over the years.

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