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Sometimes what we need is a good visual representation of where our food comes and how we engage this strange world of food in order to make change in our lifestyle and habits. This excerpt from the epic visual film Samsara is sure to make you think about the choices you make.
Its a very exciting time to see how a young innovative group is doing whats called Farm Hacking. Open Source Technology is the key to the future success of FarmHack. Wonderful and inspring video for a new generation of farmers.
Its time to talk about the power of seeds. A must watch 30 minute documentary Seeds of Freedom will help educate what the power of seed means. Examples of big corporations like Syngenta buying up seed companies in africa to Crop Bayer Science refrence to Seeds: more valuable than gold. Lets not be fooled by these corporations and there intentions to control the worlds seed supply.
Can the Greek economy start again through its countryside? And how can Europe support the diversity of its farming systems? Watch Pavlos Georgiadis videoblog series. A great documentary videoblog series and a great model for other countries to follow.
Episode 1 - Food Security
Episode 2 - Young Farmers
Episode 3 Environment
Episode 4 Epilogue
There is a breed of new generation of farmers going back to the land to grow healthy organic local food.
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Young Farmers in the News:
On tiny plots, a new generation of farmers emerges
2 out of 3 farms will likely change hands in the next 20 years. 90 percent do not have an exit plan. Farms are at the greatest risk during this period of transition. Land For Good is an organization who is working to help with Farm transfer planning. LAND FOR GOOD WEBSITE
I have fond memories when I was a child of creating unique creations from Lincoln Logs, Legos and my favorite the Erector Set. Now 40+ years later Ive come across the The Global Village Construction Set via a project by MARCIN JAKUBOWSKI of Open Source Ecology - The Global Village Construction Set (GVCS) is a modular, DIY, low-cost, high-performance platform that enables fabrication of the 50 different Industrial Machines that it takes to build a small, sustainable civilization with modern comforts. Its exciting to see open source going from software creation to hardware creation. For more on Farm Hacking check out FarmHack.net
A nurturing farmer in is danger of losing his crop of windmills when he struggles against the cyclical forces of nature.
This film was inspired while driving back from a trip to Palm Springs, when a friend said that it must take them forever to plant and grow so many windmills. I wrote down the title The Windmill Farmer for an idea to explore later, and about a year later I started developing it into a character and story. - Joaquin Baldwin Filmmaker Animator
After watching this short film I could not help but remember this image from artist Aleksandar Rodic.