11 Jan '12, 6am

Todmorden: A town where greenthumbs, not sticky fingers, prevail

Todmorden: A town where greenthumbs, not sticky fingers, prevail

Sure, it may be easy to dismiss Todmorden as a stereotypically quaint British market town with an eco-minded twist. The whole set-up is almost asking for a BBC comedy spin-off staring Julie Walters as the rosemary-growing innkeeper, Brenda Blethyn as the down-on-her-luck divorcee/apiarist, Mark Addy as the parsley-tending chief constable, and Jim Broadbent as the bumbling mayor who can't quite wrap his head around aquaponics. Still, this is seriously inspiring stuff worthy of replication. On that note, have any similar, smaller-scale community vegetable growing (and taking) efforts sprung up in your area?

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/your-home/organic-farming-gardening/bl...

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