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Friday, 6 December 2013

Let's Kickstart Incredible Edible Todmorden


I'm delighted Joanna Dobson from Incredible Edible Todmorden is writing a guest post for Veg Plotting. You may remember I've mentioned this amazing project before, especially when I've written about public planting. I've enthused so much about what's happening in Yorkshire, even NAH knows what I'm talking about! *

So I'm thrilled Joanna has offered to write a blog post, which will appear here in the New Year; it'll be great to have an injection of inspiration in the post Yuletide slump ;)


So why am I telling you this now?

I noticed from the links Joanna sent me that she's written a book about the project (along with her partner Julian), called Incredible! Plant Veg, Grow a Revolution and is seeking funds via Kickstarter in order to get it published. It needs £10,000 for them to do a 'proper job' of the publishing process and to finance the first print run. When I last looked (on December 5th), they'd raised £7,843.

The fund raising period closes on December 12th (next Thursday), so time is of the essence and that's why I've written today's post. I hope you'll join me in helping with the final push to get Incredible Edible's story out there. There aren't that many projects which have international inspiration as a claim to fame.


The pictures for this post are courtesy and copyright Joanna Dobson. They illustrate a post called Hope: an update on Joanna's own blog. The wonderful plaques shown at the top of this post were made by Linda Reith.

Update: I'm pleased to report the fund raising target was reached on Monday evening. Thanks to everyone who donated or spread the word as a result of reading this post or my tweets :)

* = though seeing Michael Portillo visit it on one of his Great British Railway Journeys in 2010 may have helped a smidgen ;)

6 comments:

  1. Will certainly join in the push VP and thanks for bringing this to our attention. I was lucky enough to listen to Pam Warhurst speak about 'Incredible Edible' earlier this year at a local bee festival. She spoke with such passion and held us totally enthralled. It was amazing to see what's been achieved there and the spin offs there have been for the community. It's great to see that other communities both here and abroad have been inspired to get similar projects off the ground. Hope to get to Todmorden some time next summer :)

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  2. Fantastic Anna :) I'm deeply envious of you hearing Pam speak and I hope to make it to Todmorden sometime. Whenever I see vegetables or fruit in public spaces such as the ones I've featured in Bristol and Calne, I always think of the project there.

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  3. Thanks for highlighting this Michelle. I've now joined in with the crowd funding as I think it's such a wonderful project. Would love to hear Pam talk too!

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  4. Interestingly we have Incredible Edible Wakefield in our area.

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  5. Good luck to Joanna, and I'm looking forward to reading her post.

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  6. Thanks everyone - the target was reached on Monday :)

    Sue - I must look out for that the next time I visit my BIL...

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