Incredible Edible: How to eat our landscapes
What should a community do with its unused land? Plant food, of course. With energy and humor, Pam Warhurst tells us the story of how she and a growing team of volunteers came together to turn plots of unused land into communal vegetable gardens, and to change the attitude to food in their community.
Pam Warhurst co-founded Incredible Edible, an initiative in Todmorden, dedicated to growing food locally by planting on unused land throughout the community.
Helena Norberg-Hodge: The Grow Local Movement
This 5-minute video talks about rebuilding the fabric of human-ecological interaction by rebuilding local food systems. Helena Norberg-Hodge speaks about the impact of the global economy on cultures and agriculture worldwide. She is a pioneer of the localisation movement, and an articulator of the core ideas of counter-development.
Joel Salatin: The benefits of food system relocalisation
Here is an inspiring 10-minute talk by innovative American farmer Joel Salatin that sums up many of the aims of the Growers’ Network. Salatin talks about the importance of re-embedding food systems into the local community, and explains that to heal the environment, we ultimately need to patronise the local butcher, baker and candlestick maker in order to create a healthy, honest, and regenerative cycle that creates a vibrant local economy and connects us to the wider world.
Michael Pollan: Eat your view
Here’s an interview with American food author and activist Michael Pollan, who talks about local food and conservation of the natural environment.
More videos coming soon!