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Carrots in the car park. Radishes on the roundabout.

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posted on Apr, 23 2014 @ 06:04 PM
For those of you who have never read this story, please do, I find it up lifting amongst all the bs that is going on in the World today.

I read this story back in 2011, I thought it was amazing then but wouldn't last. I was wrong, the little old ladies from Todmorden in the UK are going from strength to strength with their concept, Incredible edibles.

Could this work in your part of the World?

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.
Today the beds are bare. Why? Because people have been wandering up to the police station forecourt in broad daylight and digging up the vegetables. And what are the cops doing about this brazen theft from right under their noses? Nothing.

So what’s to stop me turning up with a huge carrier bag and grabbing all the rosemary in the town?
‘Nothing,’ says Mary.
What’s to stop me nabbing all the apples?
All your raspberries?
It just doesn’t happen like that, she says. ‘We trust people. We truly believe — we are witness to it — that people are decent.’

These links are from 2014[ed itby]edit on 23-4-2014 by keenasbro because: to remove dbl link

posted on Apr, 23 2014 @ 06:10 PM
Wonder if it tastes like bacon

posted on Apr, 23 2014 @ 06:11 PM
a reply to: keenasbro

I've seen this done elsewhere, and the purpose of it was so that people COULD help themselves! Its a great idea, we should use all public land thats not used for anything of importance to grow food, why not?

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