The future of farming

Mark Bittman from the New York Times, speaks to Wes Jackson from The Land Institute, who predicts that a prairie-like system capable of providing food for humans will be viable within 100 years. Wes makes it clear that the farmers will drive this change to perennials because it makes economic sense. … [Read more...]

Grow Food like a Forest

Use multiple layers of mostly perennial plants Increase productivity and reduce inputs Build soil and and resilience to wind, rain or drought ••• In this video an orchardist transitions 5 Hectares to a food forest and describes its multiple benefits. Project Description Miracle Farms is a members-only u-pick permaculture orchard. With 100 cultivars of apples, 16 cvs of pear, 3 cvs of … [Read more...]

Oxfam talk about Food Forests

Susi had been saying for months, let's get you in to talk about Food Forests at Oxfam, so when they were looking for someone to help launch GROW week, I was delighted, and we thought it would be fun to make it the bigger conversation that includes projects like Ooooby, something Pete Russell and I spent some time on together in the early days before I moved onto other things. I edited my 17 min … [Read more...]