Friday, January 6, 2012

Kitchen gardening as radical, subversive social activity (video)

Apparently, we will need to grow more food in the next 50 years than we've grown in the last 10,000 years combined. That's quite a stunning fact.

In this 20 minute TEDx video, Roger Doiron (founding director of Kitchen Gardeners International) talks about:
  • How gardening and growing our own food locally can redress the balance of power around food production, tackle rising food prices, the obesity epidemic and growing hunger around the world.
  • How we must work out how to grow more food with less money, energy, water, genetic diversity, farm land and how community gardening can help,
  • How Kitchen Gardens International try to use the gardens and the gardeners out there already to inspire others to act, long-term gardens strategy and their roadmap to deliver it.

For anyone who doubts the value of supporting urban agriculture, take the time to watch this, it's easy to watch, funny, fact-laden and inspiring.

For those who are just at the "thinking about it" stage, but just need something to get you over the line, this might well persuade you to act. 

If you're already walking this path, this video will reaffirm your convictions, give you more ammunition  and show you're not alone. 

Watch it. Enjoy it. Share it around.

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