Pam Warhurst at Thinking Digital 2012
|Chair of Incredible Edible|
Pamela Janice Warhurst CBE (born 1950) is a British community leader, activist and environment worker best known for founding the voluntary gardening initiative, Incredible Edible, in Todmorden, West Yorkshire. In 2009, Prince Charles visited the project in support.
Warhurst is currently Chair of Incredible Edible and was formerly Chair of Forestry Commission Great Britain, which is the largest land management commission in the country. She is also Chair of The Incredible Aquagarden, a social enterprise demonstrating and teaching urban farming , Chair of Handmade Parade a leading community arts enterprise, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts & Manufacturing and is an Honorary Fellow of Landscape Institute and Leeds Becket University. She has an MA in Economics from Manchester University.
She 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 in 2000. She has been both Deputy Chair and Acting Chair of the Countryside Agency, a Labour council leader on the Calderdale Council, and a board member of Yorkshire Forward. She has also chaired the National Countryside Access Forum and the Calderdale NHS Trust.
In 2005, she took the Chair of Pennine Prospects, a regeneration company focusing on the South Pennine region of the United Kingdom. In the New Year Honours 2005 Warhurst was appointed as a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE), for services to the environment.
Warhurst lives in Todmorden, West Yorkshire.
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