There is a wonderful quote by Margaret Meade ” Never doubt a small group of committed individuals can change the world, indeed it is the only thing that ever has” Now imagine if a HUGE group of committed individuals shared and manifested a vision that helped many.
We came across a great example of just that in TODMORDEN UK, and as part of a volunteer group we belong too here in NS we hope to start something similar and literally GROW. Grow volunteers, grow the community by growing food.
So back to Todmorden in the UK. Incredible Edible begins by saying “INCREDIBLE EDIBLE is the enactment of a belief that, if you play to the strengths of any community, or group of people living their lives around a street, a neighbourhood, a town, and if you share within that group a common focus (for us food), then you can create resilience and cohesion that will make us all stronger and happier”
What’s not to LOVE about that?
For many many people at present, quality food is scarce and often expensive, in towns, city’s and communities there are open spaces that can be shared to ensure not only natural habitats survive, but also where food can be grown [ ooh you can almost hear the Monsanto Bunch running to Congress shouting nooooooooooo LOL…]
It is evident that whilst great efforts and strides are being made to encourage a culture of “we are all one” [ which we are ] there are still a great many artificial divides that split families/ communities and cultures. WE ALL THOUGH NEED TO EAT and WE ALL NEED TO EAT GOOD FOOD.
SO Lets take a leaf [ or a few plants actually ] out of TODMORDENS book and start making our communities self sufficient, and lets start with food.
Look around where you live, wherever it is and join together and start growing together, imagine outside the hospital that big green space being filled with veggies and fruit available to all free of charge, Beans growing by the post office.. seriously why not 🙂 Take a look at this short film made by Incredible Edible and check out their help packs through their web site below. We can ALL do this 🙂 Have fun and lets know how you get on.
Here’s the movie
And here’s their web site http://www.incredible-edible-todmorden.co.uk/
Have a great day NAMASTE SOUNDBEINGS