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Hi from Todmorden.
Tue 11-Jan-11
10:37 am
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Chippychap
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Hi Folks,

I live in todmorden where they have a scheme called "Incredible Edible Todmorden".

Unused and unloved land is planted with fruit and veg which is then available to everyone.

The weedy looking border around the local Lidl has been planted with fruit trees and veg. in fact it can crop up, no pun intended, anywhere.

For me this site is purely aspirational, I have no garden and being slightly disabled am not so clever on me clogs anymore but I just LOVE the life that you promote.

After a lifetime living in a concrete hell I finally moved out into the country just as my health gave out.steam

I love the ethos you write about and hope to follow your progress whilst trying not to drool on me keyboard.  embarassed

HAVE JUST TAKEN UP CAGE FIGHTING.
REALLY ENJOYING IT.
DON'T RECKON THE BUDGIE WILL LAST LONG.

Tue 11-Jan-11
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MOS
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Hi Ken and welcome

how much you can or are able to do is secondry to the desire around here ,we are a mixed bunch .some more self suficient than others but all pulling in sort of the same direction ,dive in and enjoy .its good to see more blokes on the forum ,some day we will outnumber the girls THEN the world is OURS   whistlebig_laughbig_laughok MOS

sit down with a cupa and the urge will subside

Tue 11-Jan-11
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wave Hi Ken, welcome to the Forum.  Most of what MOS says is true - except of course about you blokes taking over the world, no chance of that at all. big_laugh   We are a mixed bunch, but we have fun and we learn from each other.

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Tue 11-Jan-11
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Ken, welcome.

Never been the same since we gave them the vote !!!

Oops, I'm off before i get into trouble.

I have reached an age where my train of thought often leaves the station without me...

Tue 11-Jan-11
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BIG Welcome to you Ken!  I'm not able to do anything much in my garden any more but I still like to know what goes on around me and to keep up with the trends.  That sounds like a very good idea that you have there, planting on waste ground, I wish someone would get rid of a lot of the corporate planting here and put in edible plants.  As for drooling on keyboards, my screen is frequently sprayed with tea or red wine, so just bear that in mind.  wink

I'll try that again!

Wed 12-Jan-11
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Hi Ken and welcome to the Forum.

I'm sure I saw Incredible Edible Todmorden on a HFW programme a couple of years ago. Great to know it's still going.

Wed 12-Jan-11
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I think I remember seeing it on tv too. It's such a great idea because there is always so much 'waste' ground covered in useless grass or flowers!

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Thu 13-Jan-11
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Bless you all for the warm welcome.

As for Incredible edible Todmorden, I only live here and can't claim credit for any of it.

It's on Youtube under that name.

Can I just wish you all a lovely and happy 2011? and sincerely hope to bump into you on the

boards.big_hug

HAVE JUST TAKEN UP CAGE FIGHTING.
REALLY ENJOYING IT.
DON'T RECKON THE BUDGIE WILL LAST LONG.

Thu 13-Jan-11
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Chippychap said:

Can I just wish you all a lovely and happy 2011? and sincerely hope to bump into you on the boards.big_hug



You may indeed, we'll all wish you the same thing Ken.  You'll no doubt bump into me every day, I think I've only missed two since the forum opened...

I'll try that again!

Thu 13-Jan-11
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Chippychap said:

For me this site is purely aspirational, I have no garden and being slightly disabled am not so clever on me clogs anymore but I just LOVE the life that you promote.


 wave Hi Ken - no matter you are gardenless and a bit doddery on the pins: just bung a few springs of Supermarket mint in a glass of water, wait for the stems to develop roots, pop into an old yoghurt pot filled with a bit of scavanged compost, and hey presto - you are a bona fide CSH gardener! And very welcome you are, too.

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 As for drooling on keyboards, my screen is frequently sprayed with tea or red wine, so just bear that in mind.  wink


 Happens frequently - comes from snorting over the banter.

Todmorden sounds like my kind of place.  I once had aspirations towards guerilla gardening - fancied the idea of whizzing round the grubby suburbs lobbing seed bombs out of the car window, but then I realised I couldn't keep on top of my own patch, so no use taking on other spaces.  Think big, do small - still gets good results.

Gone crazy. Back soon.

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