Earth Day 2013: The Face of Climate Change in South Africa
the final straw: a future for food (documentary)
What is the future of food? This question is at the center of a multi-billion dollar industry, seeking to find the most economically profitable answer. It’s slightly amusing then, that that on a few small farms tucked away in the mountain valleys of Japan and South Korea, we found a very simple answer to this very perplexing little question.
The simple answer is found in the way we view food production, nature, and our place in the world.
Since November 2011, Patrick Lydon and Suhee Kang (from USA and South Korea, respectively) have conducted dozens of interviews with farmers in East Asia who were inspired by the late Masanobu Fukuoka, founder of the Japanese “Natural Farming” movement.
“These Japanese and Korean farmers offer a compelling way of thinking about food.”
Yet, far more than just a sustainable farming method, natural farming offers a way of thinking which might just help build a bright future for economically thriving, happy, and sustainable communities, no matter if you are a farmer or a city dweller.
Current Status: In Korea (Jan - Mar 2013)
Projected Release Date: Fall 2013
learn more about the final straw: http://www.finalstraw.org/index.html
Seoul Farmers Market
Patrick Lydon – pmlydon.com
Seoul’s activist-turned-mayor, Won Soon Park has been taking a hacksaw to many controversial big-industry projects, and in their wake he’s been making some strong efforts to concentrate on local sustainable development and to “go green” in this city of 10 million people. One of the first steps to bringing healthy, local industry to a city, is of course, to establish farmers markets.
Although the city has dozens of large outdoor food markets, this is Seoul’s first official farmers’ market, sponsored in part by the city. Although many American cities have multiple such markets, Seoul has been in the dark in this respect for several decades. The Seoul Farmers Market, held at Gwanghwamun Square every Saturday form 11am – 4pm, brings the area’s local farmers directly in touch with citizens, and includes local entertainment, cooking demonstrations, and a fresh food court.
see more photos at http://sociecity.com/beat-on-the-street/lettuce-in-the-city
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