A Future Fast Approaches?

In our post of April 7th on the No Parking Whitebeam, we referenced “Edgelands”, a fascinating book by Paul Farley and Michael Symmons Roberts published almost ten years ago in 2011. In the section on Gardens as edgelands they describe Incredible Edible at Todmorden and envisage a possible scenario in 2020:
‚ÄčA future fast approaches in which – after the second world recession of 2020 puts some of Britain’s best-known high-street brands (the ones which survived in 2009) out of business – Britain’s home makers send their kids after school to gather the ingredients for their tea from the shared gardens in the old ruined factory, the railway sidings, the grass verges of the East Lancs Road. Then on their way home,they grab a handful of herbs from the beds outside the picturesque ruin that once was Tesco Metro, and dash back for a locally produced feast.
Prediction? Or aspiration? Or a challenge.

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