Todmorden: A Model Eco Village

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)

Ben Cohen is the editor and founder of The Daily Banter. He lives in Washington DC where he does podcasts, teaches Martial Arts, and tries to be a good father. He would be extremely disturbed if you took him too seriously.