Forging an Agriculture for All

Here is my latest 'Activisionary' article, getting to grips with engaging people in a food culture and analysing current (and future) opportunities for people to get involved with food localism. For more of my work at activisionary please visit http://activisionary.org.uk/author/ben-eagle/ The farmer-philosopher Fred Kirschenmann wrote an essay entitled ‘On Becoming Lovers of the Soil’ in … Continue reading Forging an Agriculture for All

Farmageddon – How do we create change?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uah8LBUbfc Over the last few years there have been a string of 'organidocs', documentaries regarding the organic movement and the problems within the global food industry, attempting to send the message out about the 'real' state of the global agricultural situation to a wider audience. When I watch them, as someone who is already aware, … Continue reading Farmageddon – How do we create change?

A focus on soil

A focus on soilhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03s645l BBC Farming Today this week focused last week on arguably our most precious resource: soil. Soil isn't a single substance but a vastly complex combination of organisms which all need to be cared for properly. If a soil is too wet, too dry or too compact it will not function as well … Continue reading A focus on soil