IT was a makeover with a difference - transforming a patch of land in Brighouse into a fruit and vegetable garden.
The aim of the project is to create an urban food-growing landscape for the community, where anyone has the opportunity, space and support to grow and harvest fresh fruit and vegetables.
Incredible Edible Brighouse volunteers worked alongside staff from Arco, Calderdale’s safer cleaner greener teams and its apprentice group on the one-day makeover project, in Vale Street.
Incredible Edible Brighouse says it will enrich lives, providing good food, and allowing people to make new friends.
The concept of Incredible Edible began in Calderdale back in 2007 and the idea has now been taken up by many groups across the UK, transforming public gardens and open spaces into help-yourself vegetable plots.
The group aims to ‘empower the community to retain and reuse our green spaces’, turning unloved areas into beautiful, practical spaces by growing herbs, fruit and vegetables.
It says it ties in with Calderdale Council’s green spaces strategy ‘to achieve high quality green spaces across Calderdale including spaces that are nationally recognised for their quality and attractions’.
Incredible Edible Brighouse is always looking for new volunteers.
The idea began in Todmorden and there are now more than 100 groups in the UK and globally it stretches from Canada to New Zealand.
It was started in 2007 by a like-minded group of individuals including, Pam Warhurst and Mary Clear. The group wanted a way that everyone could help improve their own community.
The answer was was food. Everyone understands food. Food could get people talking; even better, it could inspire people to take action with small herb gardens and community plots.
It has grown from there.
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