Pam Warhurst is the Chair of the Board of the Forestry Commission gives a passionate TED presentation about edible landscapes in which she highlights how simple it is to get communities mobilised growing their own food in public and privates spaces.
Not only does she outline growing landscapes we can eat but also how communities can attract food tourists and also help local farmers. The power of Pam’s message is the simplicity and not asking permission; no papers, strategies, research reports just getting out into the community and pushing forward. An interesting short (13 minutes) video that will get you thinking about edible landscapes.
Pam is also the co-founder of Incredible Edible Todmorden, a local food partnership that encourages community engagement through local growing. Incredible Edible started small, with the planting of a few community herb gardens in Todmorden, and today has spin-offs in the U.S. and Japan.