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For your morning inspiration, I point you to this story about the town of Todmorden, West Yorkshire, that is striving to become self-sufficient in food by the year 2018. They already have loads of vegetable and fruit plots around town, and residents are free to be a part of the give-and-take.

I absolutely love this idea, and I'm interested to see what comes of it. I've been on my friendhbors (you know, friends who happen to be neighbors) to start something like this small-scale. Just imagine a whole town working to grow their own food! What a great example of food sovereignty.


Brooke Edwards

Brooke Edwards is from Little Rock, Arkansas, and started working at Heifer International in 2009 as a writer. She and her husband raise two daughters in a house way too small for their four pets. They spend a lot of time sweeping.