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Brenda Groth
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http://www.incredible-edible-todmorden.co.uk/projects/growing-bodies

Check out this site and go thru some of the pages, it is amazing. This town in UK is planting orchards, herbs and vegetables at different places around their town like the firehouse, schools, etc..so that people may freely harvest as they move about any food that they need.

It may not be being done permaculturally, or it may? But what a way to spread the word if you were to try to do something similarly in your town ?

I sent this link to our chamber of commerce so that they could consider planting fruit trees and hedges rather than inedible ones in our town?? maybe ?

I also put this link on my facebook to spread the word to other people (saw this on HT forum)
 
Brenda Groth
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it would also be cool if we talked with our chamber of commerce regarding this if we could suggest the idea of urban permaculture in gaia's garden be shared with the group so that maybe each urban neighbor could share with each other in a similar way to how they did in his book. But maybe in a city wide program?? who knows
 
Tyler Ludens
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Sharing makes sense especially since most mature fruit trees produce far more fruit than one family can eat. We had one orange tree in our yard in California and couldn't give the oranges away - because everyone else had an orange tree in their yard too! A bit more variety would have been nice....
 
John Sizemore
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In the mountains our people always planted the walker’s row. It was a row next to the fence by the walking path. It was not to be harvested by the family but was free for the taking to anyone walking by. In the days of my grandmother everyone either walked or rode a horse so they could eat as the traveled. If someone had to travel to see family or look for a job it may be several days walk. You did not know who would get a meal from the garden but it was understood that was there for the stranger that may be you some day.
Also if you were walking and it got dark you just went to the nearest house and was given a place to sleep and a hot meal. It was just understood that people had to get some place and every one was going to need the same help on the future.
 
Tyler Ludens
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I hope those attitudes and practices return, John.

 
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