Incredible Edible Rossendale

The more we share, the more we have.

Christine Walkden - IER Patron

"I am happy and very keen to support the project as I believe there is nothing better than growing your own, being outside getting lots of exercise and being involved in a community.  This scheme involves all these elements, and I wish everyone involved all the very best and great success."

Incredible Joanna

Click on the Land Girl to find out what Joanna is up to!



The Incredible Edible Network

Who Are We?

Incredible Edible Rossendale was formed in November 2009 with a vision for the Rossendale Valley.


Influenced by their namesakes from the hugely successful Todmorden project, the objective is very simple.  The aim is to encourage our residents to grow and pick their own fruit, vegetables and herbs on their own land, or, on community land throughout the borough.  Wouldn’t it be great to go for a walk in the park and pick a cauliflower?  To pick an apple from the main street on your way home from the hairdressers?


Let’s not stop at growing though, we can also educate our children into the benefits of eating fresh food, and, to show them what courgettes, brussel sprouts and coriander actually look like.  To prove to them that it doesn’t have to come from a tin, or, in a freezer ready meal.  They can have fun growing and cooking their own crops.


The plan then gets ‘bigger’ – we can offer locally produced foods through our shops and increase trade and support local businesses.  We would reduce our carbon footprint and lead a greener happier life.


It all seems so simple, because it is!  All we ask is that everyone helps.  It doesn’t matter how small your contribution is.  If you contribute, then you’re helping! 


Since our formation we’ve achieved a lot, and there is still much more for us to do.

We have been, we are, and we will be INCREDIBLE!





Do you want to help look after one of our locations?

Contact us:

or, text: INCREDIBLE to 07967 325950

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Our Mission Statement

Incredible Edible Rossendale have a 2020 vision for self sufficiency in the towns of the Rossendale Valley.

We aim to encourage residents to grow their own produce either on their own land, or, on community land tended by IER volunteers.

We aim to educate everyone on the benefits of eating fresh food, and, introduce them to foods previously alien to them.

We aim to offer locally produced foods through our shops thereby increasing business potential, and, supporting local trade.


The views expressed on this website are not necessarily those held by Incredible Edible Rossendale. This is a Community website, and, whilst every care is taken to ensure that comments are made in good taste, IER cannot accept responsibility for any item that may cause offence.

IER will continue to moderate the website wherever, and whenever, it is felt appropriate to do so.



Whilst Incredible Edible Rossendale are agreeable to sharing the produce planted at their sites, they cannot accept any responsibility for any items harvested.


Find Us!


Whitaker Park Incredible Edible Gardens

Our first edible Community Garden at Whitaker Park in Rawtenstall - opened by Christine Walkden on Wednesday 20 July 2011.

Winnner of North West In Bloom awards 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.


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