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Redacre provides food for thought ahead of COP26

Tuesday, 28 September 2021

Since early this year, local photographer Gerard Liston has been recording plants and people through the seasons on the Redacre Growing Project in Mytholmroyd.

The images have now been gathered into an audio-visual presentation that has been released ahead of the COP26 global summit on climate change next month.

The Redacre site has transformed a derelict former landfill site into a productive, community based growing space with allotment plots, raised beds, polytunnel spaces, a bee apiary, chickens and a communal roundhouse. 

Photographer Gerard Liston explains his interest: 'What has been achieved on this patch of land is a microcosm of what is needed to restore our damaged planet. People are deeply concerned about evidence showing the scale of change and risk, such as the IPCC report published a couple of months ago, but often feel powerless to do anything.

"As world leaders gather in Glasgow for COP26, I hope people will share this great example of what can be achieved by local people working together.'