I asked you in a post last year How do we put the world to rights? Suggesting we look in the mirror starting with ourselves.. As Spring is urging us to start and plant seeds as those who grow their own vegetables like my Hubby and I, we have already prepared the ground and the veggie seeds are already germinating.
Below you will see a short TEDx talk from Pam who is a co- founder of the Incredible Edible Todmorden initiative, which encourages ordinary people to take control of their communities and their surroundings through civic engagement and food.
I urge you to listen to Pam who 6 years on from starting the project informs with her humorous banter how that transformational journey in her town of Todmorden has progressed..
She shows how through planting and growing food and sharing it with the town, by turning waste land into gardens that produce food which all the town are invited to pick and eat for free. She has shown how the Belief in small Actions have snow balled in a knock on effect in the community..
And it shows how we each of us can make a difference in creating a better world.. Where we are not relying on the local authorities.. She speaks how it has set in motion a chain of interests which have benefited local farmers, shops and education as children get involved. And how people are sharing their skills with each other..
Change Begins with Us.
We are the Change
She speaks of how crime also was reduced and people started to take pride in their environment… And how local police liaised better than ever with their local community.
Enjoy the video and expect to laugh as some of Pam’s expressive language.
As I go and plant some More Seeds !
Thank you for reading and viewing..