Wednesday, January 20, 2010

A Farm for the Future

I found A Farm for the Future yesterday and thought it was a pretty darn good movie. Here is a blurb about it from the BBC website:

Wildlife film maker Rebecca Hosking investigates how to transform her family's farm in Devon into a low energy farm for the future, and discovers that nature holds the key.

With her father close to retirement, Rebecca returns to her family's wildlife-friendly farm in Devon, to become the next generation to farm the land. But last year's high fuel prices were a wake-up call for Rebecca. Realising that all food production in the UK is completely dependent on abundant cheap fossil fuel, particularly oil, she sets out to discover just how secure this oil supply is.

Alarmed by the answers, she explores ways of farming without using fossil fuel. With the help of pioneering farmers and growers, Rebecca learns that it is actually nature that holds the key to farming in a low-energy future.

You can view it in its entirety on Youtube. Click on the links below and enjoy!




Abby Rogers said...

I see that you have England listed as one of your interests! Perhaps you would like my blog:

As often as possible I will post photographs of glorious vistas, charming close-ups, and interesting tidbits of life in Great Britain for the pleasure of Anglophiles everywhere!

cammie said...

This looks interesting. Thanks!


Bek said...

Yeah, it's a good, easily digestible film. I especially love that Martin Crawford of the Agroforestry Research Trust was featured :)

nefaeria said...

Abby: Thanks for stopping by our blog! Yours sounds great and I will certainly check it out. :)

Cammie: You are most welcome. :)

Bek: Was he the gent with the forest garden?

Bek said...

He is the guy with the forest garden - surely the best forest garden in Britain too!

nefaeria said...

No doubt. What I would do for a property like that! :)