RSA Huddersfield Network – 24th February 2015

The RSA FellowshipHuddersfield Network

Tuesday 24th February 2015

From 6pm to 8pm

The Coffee Kabin

37-39 Queensgate, Huddersfield HD1 2RD

This event invites speakers who work with food and growing to encourage a debate on how sustainable food and growing impacts on local communities. It’s part of a series of events which looks at place from different perspectives.

We welcome Stirley Farm (Yorkshire Wildlife Trust) based in Huddersfield, to talk through their volunteer-led project and Todmorden’s Incredible Edible, whose aim is to increase the amount of local food that’s grown and eaten in the town.

Families at Stirley Farm

 

Join us for this event and note our host venue Coffee Kabin will be providing affordable healthy savory foods, please let us know if you will be requiring some, so enough can be prepared in advance.

 

Book online:

Register for RSA Huddersfield Network

 

For more information contact:
Kath Davies
email: Kath.Davies@council-rsa.org.uk
twitter: @theRSANorth

A visit to Tod

On 14th November 2009 we took part in the Incredible Edible Todmorden first national conference.

The day started with a tour of some of the food growing sites around Todmorden, including some fantastic raised beds at Ferney Lee (full of Kale, Chard and other goodies) and the famous planted rowing boat at Tod High School.

Nick, who guided the tour, told us that whenever someone is tending the beds outside the old GP surgery, people always stop and ask questions. That particular site acts as a kind of shop window for getting people interested in food growing. It makes you think how fantastic it would be to have a food growing site on a main road in Newsome – so that people have a place to go with their questions and ideas.

Of the many enthusiastic speakers and participants, most inspiring was Mary Clear, who talked about the community aspects of Incredible Edible Todmorden. Mary came along to the Newsome Ward Community Forum meeting in February 2009 (when we launched our then-nameless food growing project), along with Pam Warhurst. That evening, they helped to inspire people in Newsome to start growing their own food.

It’s good to realise how much we’ve achieved between us since then, and how much more there is that we can do next year…

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