Friday, January 13, 2012

Todmorden: A town where greenthumbs, not stiky fingers, prevail- Mother Nature Network

Article by Matt Hickman

Here in the United States of Immaculately Manicured Lawns, it can be hard enough as is to grow a small, neatly kept patch of veggies in your front yard without provoking the ire of your neighbors, the local HOA, and/or city officials. So can you imagine an entire town of more than 10,000 people where edible landscaping is the norm? A town that not only encourages front yard gardening but gardening in highly trafficked public spaces like the supermarket parking lot, the doctor’s office, and the railway station? A town where wandering into your neighbor’s yard without permission to grab a couple sprigs of fresh mint, a head of lettuce, and a few tomatoes is totally kosher?

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