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What should a community do with its unused land? Plant food, of course. With energy and humor, Pam Warhurst tells at the TEDSalon the story of how she and a growing team of volunteers came together to turn plots of unused land into communal vegetable gardens, and to change the narrative of food in their community.

Pam Warhurst cofounded Incredible Edible, an initiative in Todmorden, England dedicated to growing food locally by planting on unused land throughout the community. Full bio »

Max and Marilyn Wulff, who you will meet at our Farmer's Market on Bridge Street Sundays 10am - 2pm, and also in front of Lowes during the week, are bringing Aquaponics into Ashtabula.  

This is an exciting innovation which allows people locally to learn how to grow their own produce and fish, which can, but are not necessarily, used as a source of protein.  The Wulff's site is at

Local growing is not just about food.  It is about how we view the world, how we live, how we connect to each other.  The video below shows how one town in England changed without any generation of reports, permits or even voting.  

The vote which counts most is done with your hands and heart.  

Ashtabula could do this.  We have lots of open space and lots of hands.