We grow and campaign for local food...
Incredible Edible Ramsbottom sprang to life in February 2010 after Lynn Leyland-Mather held a public meeting at Ramsbottom library and invited Nick from Incredible Edible Todmorden to talk to the group. 53 people attended the meeting and, inspired by what they saw and heard, over 30 people offered their help to set up a similar food growing movement here in Ramsbottom.
Within a few short months we had a constitution, an elected committee and our first place to grow – a flower bed in Nuttall Park that was soon transformed into an edible herb garden.
Since then we have gradually extended our projects, taking on the restoration of a derelict orchard in Greenmount and working with schools and the local community to encourage people to grow their own food and eat local produce. We’ve set up community veg plots in public spaces and planted fruit trees on local estates.
Fundraising is an important part of our activities and we regularly hold events to increase awareness of our projects and raise money to support them. As a result two new annual celebrations have been added to the Ramsbottom calendar; Ramsons Day in April and Apple Day in October.
So, who are we? We’re a community group made up of people of all ages and from all walks of life who have come together to give Ramsbottom a chance for an incredible, sustainable future. We love our village and we want to help to make it an even better place to live – now and for future generations. We also love fresh, local food (and drink!) and we love to laugh while we work. We’d love you to get involved too - find out how you can join us in making Ramsbottom incredibly edible!
Please read our constitution for a full explanation of our objectives.
- Visit the Projects section for full details on our main undertakings.
- See the Maps section to locate our growing areas and project bases.
- Check out our Calendar to see what, when and where you can get involved.
- Create an account, join our mailinglist and keep up to date on everything that's happening!