|Todmorden resident, Estelle Brown, displays a basket of town-grown veggies.|
They began modestly enough: just a few small gardens in public spaces around town, using their own tools, seeds and physical effort. Gradually more and more people became involved and things, well, really "blossomed"! The gardens are on public and private land: in people's yards, in front of the police station, at a bus stop... Though in recent times they have begun to receive recognition for their efforts and some monetary awards as well, the project has been primarily an all-volunteer effort.
Here are links to three articles I found about Incredible Edibles in Todmorden, England - a real inspiration!
Britain's "Greenest" Town
Improved Civic Life through Growing Vegetables
Carrots in the Carpark; Radishes in the Roundabouts