Category Archives: Urban Farming

How we can eat our landscapes (12 min)

Pam Warhurst: TED Salon, London, Spring 2012

The will to live life differently can start in some of the most unusual places. This is where I come from, Todmorden. It’s a market town in the north of England, 15,000 people, between Leeds and Manchester, fairly normal market town. It used to look like this, and now it’s more like this, with fruit and veg and herbs sprouting up all over the place. We call it propaganda gardening. (Laughter)00:40

Corner row railway, station car park, front of a health center, people’s front gardens, and even in front of the police station. (Laughter)We’ve got edible canal towpaths, and we’ve got sprouting cemeteries. The soil is extremely good. (Laughter)01:02

We’ve even invented a new form of tourism. It’s called vegetable tourism, and believe it or not, people come from all over the world to poke around in our raised beds, even when there’s not much growing. (Laughter) But it starts a conversation. (Laughter)01:19

And, you know, we’re not doing it because we’re bored. (Laughter) We’re doing it because we want to start a revolution.

Watch the Incredible Edible movement TED Talk (12 min)

Bonus: Incredible Edible Todmorden (11 min – 2013 – Youtube)

19 Vegetable Garden Care & Maintenance Tips for a Successful Harvest

Does gardening sound like too much work to you? I’m going to shoot straight with you; it can be overwhelming at times.

However, it is work with a hefty reward. You get tons of fresh vegetables and fruit. You also know where they came from and what went into them, giving you peace of mind that you are not ingesting harmful chemicals.

Also, gardening is a great way to get outside, enjoy the fresh air, and get a natural Vitamin D boost as well.

If this sounds great to you, you’ll need to understand that a garden needs care. I’m going to share with you the necessary steps you’ll need to follow to give your garden the proper care.

That way, you can enjoy an excellent harvest and keep your garden under control to avoid feeling overwhelmed. Here is what you need to do:

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A coloring book! About growing food!

A coloring book! About growing food!

These past few months, I have been writing and illustrating a series of little coloring books about food and edible gardening. They’re pretty neat, if I do say so myself.

There are a limited number of print copies available, or you can buy a digital copy to download and print at home.

If you would like, you can buy them here: shop.plantandplate.com

America’s first urban ‘agrihood’ feeds 2,000 households for free

When you think of Detroit, ‘sustainable‘ and ‘agriculture‘ may not be the first two words that you think of. But a new urban agrihood debuted by The Michigan Urban Farming Initiative (MUFI) might change your mind. The three-acre development boasts a two-acre garden, a fruit orchard with 200 trees, and a sensory garden for kids.

America’s first urban ‘agrihood’