Scheme set to bear fruit in Brighouse

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A highly-successful scheme which has seen grass verges, roundabouts and waste land transformed into vegetable gardens is set to be extended to Brighouse.

The Incredible Edible scheme started in Todmorden six years ago and has become a trail-blazer for community-led grow-your-own initiatives around the world.

Now the seed planted in Todmorden could bear fruit in Brighouse as moves are made to introduce the scheme to the town. It is hoped there will be keen interest from keen gardeners, schools, community groups and people interested in self-sufficiency.

Steven Lord, a member of Brighouse Business Initiative, the group behind the scheme, said: “Incredible Edible has been a huge success in Todmorden and really captured the public’s imagination.

“Though Brighouse is a very different town, I think it could do well here too.”

Mr Lord said there were many places in Brighouse town centre that would be suitable but he also hoped the scheme would take off in Rastrick and Clifton.

A public meeting is being held at Central Methodist Church, Brighouse on Monday, March 11 at 7.30pm. Anyone interested is welcome to attend.