Incredible Edible was conceived in 2007 by a like-minded group of individuals in Todmorden, West Yorkshire. This group wanted a way that everyone could help improve their own community.
The answer they came up with was food. Everyone understands food. Food could get people talking; even better, it could inspire people to take action.
There are now more than a hundred Incredible Edible groups in the UK, and globally it stretches from Canada to New Zealand.
Inspired by this network, Incredible Edible Durham City was formed to show how ordinary people in our city can transform their own landscapes and turn disused plots into abundant sources of healthy food. A major project is work in a new community garden, part of the restoration of Wharton Park. IEDC has been awarded £500 to plant an orchard and a fruiting hedge in the park by the Civic Pride team at Durham County Council, in support of their entry to the Royal Horticultural Society’s It’s Your Neighbourhood award scheme. Other plantings have been at Durham Station, Ushaw Moor Picnic Area and St Margaret’s Allotments.
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