Greens instead of Crime
Public garden program improves civic life
Imagine you would go to the next parking lot in your town to get some fresh fruits or walk to the closest civic building to help yourself with some herbs and succulent greens. In the British mill town of Todmorden this is not a fantasy. Thanks to the Incredible Edible program Todmorden not only grows its own vegetables, improved civic life and reduced crime are witnessed results as well.
According to Natural News this public gardening idea "is all part of a program called Incredible Edible, which was founded by Mary Clear, a local grandmother of ten, and Pam Warhurst, former owner of a local restaurant in town known as Bear Cafe. The duo had a shared goal of making Todmorden the first town in the UK to become completely self-sufficient in food -- and their endeavors have been successful, at least as far as keeping up with demand for produce from locals who want it."
In his article Ethan A. Huff also writes that "the program so far utilizes 70 large planting beds located all around the town to plant raspberries, apricots, apples, blackcurrants, redcurrants, strawberries, beans, peas, cherries, mint, rosemary, thyme, fennel, potatoes, kale, carrots, lettuce, onions, vegetables, and herbs. Not only did locals quickly catch on and begin taking the produce, but they also generally respect the system and do not take advantage of it."
Read the full article and learn more: www.naturalnews.com
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