Pam cofounded Incredible Edible, an initiative begun in Northern England dedicated to
growing food locally by planting on unused land throughout the community, she called it
Pam Warhurst CBE has been an activist and advisor for over 40 years. She has been involved
in local politics and national policy as the Chair of the Board of the Forestry Commission,
which advises on and implements forestry policy in Great Britain.
She also cofounded Incredible Edible Todmorden, a local food partnership that encourages
community engagement through local growing. Incredible Edible started small, with the
planting of a few community herb gardens in Todmorden, and today has spin-offs in the U.S.
and Japan, counting over 100 groups in the UK and 600 world-wide. Incredible Edible
empowers ordinary people to take control of their communities through active civic
engagement, redefining prosperity through the power of small actions.
Today Pam chairs the Incredible Edible Network, supporting and amplifying the work of
groups around the UK, she also chairs Pennine Prospects which works with local authorities,
government agencies, businesses, voluntary organisations and the local community to
deliver a range of initiatives including the objectives of the “Heritage Strategy for the South
She is currently developing an expression of Incredible Edible across the Northern Power
House called Incredible North and works as part of a global network of social entrepreneurs,
as an Ashoka Fellow.