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Pam Warhurst biography

Pam WarhurstPam Warhurst co-founded 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 United States and Japan. Incredible Edible Todmorden empowers ordinary people to take control of their communities through active civic engagement.

Pam has previously served as a member of the Board of Natural England, where she was the lead non-executive board member working on the Countryside & Rights of Way Bill, and Deputy Chair and Acting Chair of the Countryside Agency. She was also until recently the Chair of the Board of the Forestry Commission, which advises on and implements forestry policy in Great Britain.

She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts & Manufacturing, and chairs Pennine Prospects, a regeneration company for the South Pennines. Pam has also been leader of Calderdale Council, a board member of Yorkshire Forward, and chair of the National Countryside Access Forum and Calderdale NHS Trust.

She was awarded CBE in 2005 for services to the environment.