Incredible Edible Todmorden

Another discovery via the Alternative Channel
Incredible Edible Todmorden

An alternative field trip could be related to FOOD SECURITY.
The town of TODMORDEN, in West Yorkshire has set itself the goal of being self sufficient in vegetables by 2018. This means identifying plots where food can be grown rather than what might have been there before. The scheme has had quite a lot of recent publicity, although I'm not sure whether they'd have liked being called 'deprived' by the Times...

Sustainability is a key element of this scheme, and also a key geographical concept.

Fits in with fieldwork that I carried out as part of the PILOT GCSE Geography, where students were set the task of developing a sustainable scheme for an area of town. They could be sent out to discover and map possible new sites for growing vegetables: in the middle of roundabouts, round the edges of the school field etc.

Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall also has a website which relates to the issue of FOOD, which has a GOOGLE MAP "coming soon"....


Hugh on Landshare from River Cottage on Vimeo