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)