We are delighted that GETNS Incredible Edible project has been selected by the Incredible Edible Network to be featured in “Seeds to Solutions: The Power of Small Actions”.
The book has been published to coincide with the COP26 – the United Nations Climate Change Summit – being held in Glasgow from 31 October to 12 November 2021.
“Seeds to Solutions: The Power of Small Actions” is an excellent showcase to world leaders of a grassroots idea that inspires and encourages small actions resulting in changes on a global scale.
Perhaps some community groups may be well ahead of the curve when it comes to the impact of food on climate change… And local group Greystones Educate Together National School Incredible Edible may be one of them.
As a contributor to Incredible Edible’s “Seeds to Solutions: The Power of Small Actions”, the GETNS Incredible Edible story is an integral part of the book where over thirty groups worldwide are represented as part of Incredible Edible. Incredible Edible’s founder, grassroots activist Pam Warhurst CBE, together with writer/poet Anne Sikking, combines the stories of local groups with the aspirations of multinationals for new ways of working, and the way ahead for changes to the law.
The book shows how groups like GETNS Incredible Edible, are making significant changes in their local communities and the benefits that can be achieved when grassroots groups and organisations work together.
Pam founded Incredible Edible more than 12 years ago. The network now has thousands of local food growing groups worldwide, whose activities have impacted their communities, learning, and business.
Pam says: “We started as an experiment, which in truth we still are, but what a magnificent experiment – of its time – powered by people and a simple truth which shone like a beacon from the soil at the heart of our communities. Believe in the power of small actions. Together we can change the rules and with that our future.”
Anne is a long term collaborator with Incredible Edible, former restaurateur, and current poet laureate in the US, and a founder of Glasgow City of Poets.
Anne says: “Incredible Edible is no more about growing cabbages than a menu is a dinner. Incredible Edible (while of course being partly about growing cabbages) is fundamentally about growing capacity, capacity for change, for transformation, for interwoven human relationships.”
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Incredible Edible – Seeds to Solutions: The Power of Small Actions
Pam Warhurst CBE & Anne Sikking
Foreword by Jonathon Porritt
Published November 1 by Incredible Edible CIC and available online at:
Reviews of the book:
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, River Cottage and TV chef
“This brilliant book tells the story of Incredible Edible, one of the great grass roots movements for changing our food system by empowering local communities to grow their own food. It’s a movement that nurtures resilience, tackles climate change, and above all fosters optimism and hope. Seeds to Solutions will undoubtedly help spread the word, and the action, and take the movement to the next level.”
Carolyn Ball, DIrector for Delivery of Net Zero for Compass-Group
“Incredible Edible is a masterclass in how food can unite communities through small actions that can be scaled.”
(Compass is the UK’s largest food service provider. By scaling up the Incredible Edible ethos within Compass-Group they now have hyper-localised food chains using locally grown food, tended by local people, served up by chefs who have adapted their recipes accordingly. Given that Compass-Group employs tens of thousand of people, in more than 6000 locations across the UK, that’s some impact, and a transferable model for other multinationals.)
Dr Rupy Aujla, The Doctor’s Kitchen
“I’ve been truly inspired by all their incredible work. They show us all what is achievable when you talk less and actually get on with it!”
Brian Evans, Professor of Urbanism & Landscape, the Glasgow School of Art. City Urbanist, Glasgow
“This book is about growing – growing to eat and growing awareness that people, when empowered by their own actions, can make places, make communities, make life and provide hope that we can make a difference in the face of the climate emergency. Get a copy and grow your awareness. You won’t regret it!”
Donna Hall CBE, Honorary Professor of Politics at Manchester University and Chair New Local
“The time to release grassroots energy in communities is now! Covid has shown us that’s where real power needs to be nurtured & built up if we are to see genuine lasting change, reversing the decline in good health And well-being. This amazing book takes us towards that compelling vision.”