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Gallery of Heatherwick Wins Planning for New Maggie’s Centre in Leeds - 5

Four years ago, a group of residents in the small English town of Todmorden decided to adopt an ambitious goal: by 2018, the whole town would become completely "food independent," growing and raising all of the food it needed itself, through the Incredible Edible Todmorden project. Now, virtually every free piece of land in the town is filled with food, from yards in front of the police and railway stations, to parks, schoolyards, backyards, and traffic roundabouts. Inspiring!

Grow Food, Not Lawns! Turn your front lawn into a food source - how gorgeous is this! (Thanks

Alan Titchmarsh: Beatrix Potter's love for gardening

Her stories and paintings have always entranced me... but the legacy of Beatrix Potter is in landscape as much as in children’s literature