“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. … with fruit and veg and herbs sprouting up all over the place. We call it propaganda gardening. Corner row railway, station car park, front of a health center, people’s front gardens, and even in front of the police station. We’ve got edible canal towpaths, and we’ve got sprouting cemeteries. … And, you know, we’re not doing it because we’re bored. We’re doing it because we want to start a revolution,” proclaims Pam Warhurst of Incredible Edible during a 2012 TEDSalon talk in London.
And sparking a revolution of food self-sufficiency is exactly what the small township has accomplished."