In the story of environmental degradation, islands have a very special place. Through the eighteenth and nineteenth century, remote islands were significant in early theories of the relationship between the … Continue reading Islands of Green
As the results of the EU Referendum became clear in the early hours of 24th June 2016, a fault line in British society was laid bare and the actions taken … Continue reading Brexit and south-west Regional voting
For many years, the future of cities has been a sort of noir, an ever-increasing array of buildings, concrete and glass that serves to emphasise that the urban is not … Continue reading The Future of Cities is Urban Agriculture.
I increasingly view rural England, densely – but not uniformly – connected by 4G phones, high-speed broadband and a multitude of devices as having moved beyond the rural of 10 years ago, not the same as urban life but certainly past the rural as we often understand and see it represented – a post-rural situation.
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For the past few years I’ve become increasingly interested in the linkages between ICT, food and rurality. In 2017 I’m part of a team putting together a conference in July … Continue reading Tap for change: ubiquitous ICT, food and rurality
So what went wrong with what we are now calling organic 2.0 ? It is not one factor but how a number combined allow and interacted, which slowly stopped the … Continue reading Organic 3.0 (pt5) Don’t be cool…
The next area that colleagues and I have been looking at which shows one future of food activism is social media and the role of the internet. For a few … Continue reading Organic 3.0 (part 4)
This loopy idea that we can cover Britain in ugly disgusting ghastly windmills and that somehow our future energy needs will come from that. (Nigel Farage, Leader of UKIP, quoted … Continue reading This Loopy Idea -UKIP, Climate Change and Renewables
My first example of this tendency towards participation in food is in the Orto Loco project in Zurich (see also this blog post). This Farm is a community supported agriculture … Continue reading Organic 3.0 – The future is participation (2)
Last week I gave a presentation at a Seminar at Warwick Crop Centre, and as per usual it appeared on the CCRI slide share, but that I realised that the … Continue reading Organic 3.0 – How the future of organic food is in participation (1)
Early in the twentieth century, there was a series of books that investigated how previous forms of agriculture had sustained both the soil and the people dependent on them. From … Continue reading Terraces, soil and innovation
The title of the recent Guardian articles captures the tension quite well, and then the article misses the interesting points. As Mauro’s blog post illustrates, there has been a careful … Continue reading Blended not stirred: spirulina vs kale