Plant first, ask for forgiveness later.

That’s the motto of the founders of the Incredible Edible movement.

Take the local train north of Manchester and you will spot a Hollywood- style sign on a hill that says “Kindness” in large white letters. It overlooks Todmorden, an old cotton-mill town and the birthplace of an urban-gardening revolution.

“I still get a thrill when I pick an artichoke here,” says Estelle Brown in front of the local police station. Brown is one of about 30 volunteers who make upIncredible Edible Todmorden, the gardening group that has made their west Yorkshire town famous by claiming public land and growing food for everybody.

Read full story here. Or want to watch a video instead? Check out my short report.

Commissioned by: Sparknews, Impact Journalism Day.

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