Pam Warhurst: How We Can Eat our Landscapes

So, you’d like to know one of the biggest lessons I’ve learned from the food movement?

It’s this: Better to ask forgiveness than seek permission.

Pam Warhurst is one of the greatest examples of this. She’s found a way to grow food all over her Todmorden, England village and is inspiring her community (and others, all over the globe) to take part in finding more nooks and crannies to plant edibles in. And she didn’t really ask permission. Take a look at this TED talk that was released last month – it’s worth your 13 minutes! (Thanks for telling me about this, Mom!)

You can also view the video here.

What is an organization or individual you’d like to mention here who is living out a great food movement idea?


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About Brie Aronson

Brie Aronson came to Polyface from southern California. During college, she was diagnosed with food allergies and had to begin asking about the source of every single thing she put in her mouth. This led to an interest in all things food and she sought out a way to learn how it can be produced ethically and sustainably. Her desire is to help people shift their focus from counting calories, being intimidated by their kitchens, and being disconnected from the land to one that experiences the life-giving enjoyment of food. Having completed the internship in summer 2010, she now assists with the buying clubs and sales building, leads school tours of the farm, and will be the summer 2012 farm cook.

4 Responses to Pam Warhurst: How We Can Eat our Landscapes

  1. Melinda McCoy says:

    AWESOME Brie! Glad your mom shared that with you!!!!

  2. Elizabeth says:

    Thank you Brie! That was a fabulous video and I’m so grateful you featured it! I’ve passed it on to friends & family.

  3. Elizabeth Moon Gabet says:

    I forgot to mention in my other comment an organization your readers might be interested in. It’s Will Allen’s Growing Power, Inc. in Milwaukee, WI. He and Joel were both presenters at the Mother Earth News Fair in Puyallup, Washington in June. What he is doing in Milwaukee and Chicago is so encouraging and needed in all cities. He calls it a good food revolution.

  4. daisyglitters says:

    Brie, I don’t usually watch videos but you’re right. This one is so worth the thirteen minutes it takes! I love her passion, her get-it-done attitude and the way she inspires others to just get out there and do it, too. After watching the video, I tried to find a community in my state that was doing it but couldn’t find one, even though one was listed on her map. Do you know of a way to find places near us that are doing this? I love the way that this brings a level of self-sufficiency to a community. It’s the way it should be. I got so excited about it, it was the topic of my blog post yesterday! So, thank you for putting this out there! (And if you’re reading through these comments and wondering if you really should spend 13 minutes watching the video, let me encourage you – Brie is right, just watch it! It’s great!!)