Edible Eastbourne

logo-no-straplineWhat do the words Edible Eastbourne conjure up for you?   What would it feel like to be part of a community where food is growing everywhere in such abundance that no one ever needs to go hungry?

We are inspired by the success of  Todmorden, a little town in Yorkshire, who literally grow food anywhere they can. Check out their website with heaps of resources on everything needed to create an Edible Town.  http://www.incredible-edible-todmorden.co.uk/   We love the words of one of the founders of Incredible Edible movement…

 ”…everyone understands food.  Food could get people talking; even better, it could  inspire people to take action. To get started where they were, without waiting for a  report, for funding, or for permission from on high” – Pam Wadhurst

Edible Eastbourne – a Vision

We invite you, the people of Eastbourne to contribute to this vision.  We see the people of our town .

  • growing  healthy food everywhere
  • preparing fresh healthy food from scratch
  • preserving healthy food
  • using community kitchens
  • sharing and exchanging fresh produce
  • running community owned greengrocers and bakeries
  • using local produce
  • sharing gardens – growing food in and tending someone’s allotment or garden in exchange for a share of produce
  • enjoying food festivals and community get togethers around food
  • teaching other people about growing especially children

Edible Eastbourne – Some aims

Growing – To inspire, facilitate and help communities to create, manage and edible/wildlife spaces with berries, nut and fruit trees, herb gardens and annual veggie patches

Preparing To inspire, facilitate and teach people to cook fresh healthy food from scratch

Sharing – To build the sharing/gift economy by giving excess fresh healthy food to those who need it and making public community gardens ‘free-pick for all’.

Enterprising – To inspire, encourage and help people to build local food based enterprises

 

 

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