Todmorden: A Model Eco Village

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Todmorden market, Todmorden by Lancastrian.

A remarkable story in the Independent on a model eco town in Britain:

In under two years, Todmorden has transformed the way it produces its
food and the way residents think about the environment. Compared with
18 months ago, a third more townspeople now grow their own veg; almost
seven in 10 now buy local produce regularly, and 15 times as many
people are keeping chickens.

Is this a glimpse of the future? Rather than come up with weird technological solutions (like growing meat in incubators), reverting to a localized food economy would save money, time and help foster a sense of community. Sounds like a good deal to me.

(photo by Lancastrian)