Pam Warhurst

Pam Warhurst

Incredible edible places. Growing more than just veg?

The need for each and every one of us to rethink our lifestyles and live within our means in every way possible has never been greater and yet, the deafening silence…

Where’s the leadership? Where’s the sense of urgency to change our mindsets? Where’s the fight to do all in our power to deliver a kinder world for our children?

Well in the absence of anyone else stepping up to the plate, it’s down to us to demonstrate an alternative, so here’s our Incredible Edible story. Changing our world one plot at a time.

Pam is a co- founder of the Incredible Edible Todmorden initiative, which encourages ordinary people to take control of their communities and their surroundings through civic engagement and food.

She is a former chair of the UK Forestry Commission and has served as a member of the Board of Natural England, where she was the lead non- executive board member working on the Countryside & Rights of Way Bill. She has also been Deputy Chair and Acting Chair of the Countryside Agency, leader of Calderdale Council, a board member of Yorkshire Forward, and chair of the National Countryside Access Forum and Calderdale NHS Trust.

She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts & Manufacturing, and chairs Pennine Prospects, a regeneration company for the South Pennines.

She was awarded CBE in 2005 for services to the environment.

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