Todmorden the Veg Town

Carrots in the car park. Radishes on the roundabout. The deliciously eccentric story of the town growing ALL its own veg

By Vincent Graff
UPDATED: 16:31, 10 December 2011

Admittedly, it sounds like the most foolhardy of criminal capers, and one of the cheekiest, too.

Outside the police station in the small Victorian mill town of Todmorden, West Yorkshire, there are three large raised flower beds.

If you’d visited a few months ago, you’d have found them overflowing with curly kale, carrot plants, lettuces, spring onions — all manner of vegetables and salad leaves.

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I have been working in educational ecology for seven year. I am interested in social ecology and degrowth. I like to introduce these subjects through a playful approach and practical and involve guys and children. I am from Italy. I was born in San Severo (FG) but now I am living in Exeter. I work at the University of Exeter, but at the same time I am studying GCSE English and Maths at the Exeter College. I attended three creative writing course at the Exeter College and I published an anthology of 17 short stories with Lulu, a self publishing company. I like creative activities, art, writing and reading

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