Urban agriculture is at the centre of the new story of food, and in the coming months we will feature many short films of how it is being practised around Australia and around the world. This 10-minute investigation from 2012
Sam Mihelffy, of Mihelffy Farm in Karangi, near Coffs Harbour, speaks movingly of what it meant to be able to let children connect with the animals on her farm in 2012.
Stories of growers selling at farmers markets are also featured in the interviews with Michael Champion, of Champion Organics, one of the regular stallholders at the weekend Eveleigh Farmers Market in Sydney. Like Mick, Michael speaks of the dedication and
Orange Tree Blues is a powerful short film telling the story of Mick Audinno, from Leeton, in the Riverina district of NSW. Movingly and compassionately shot by ACT film-maker Simon Cunich with colleague Dan Gwynn, this film documents an all-too-familiar
Big picture issues such as Peak Oil are touched on in Rebecca Hoskings’ moving portrait of her Devon family farm, A Farm for the Future. Hoskings’ focus is very much on what different models of sustainable farming might look like
Another quintessential big picture thinker, and icon of the fair food and food sovereignty movement worldwide, is Vandana Shiva. In discussion with the co-originator of Permaculture, David Holmgren, Shiva makes the powerful political point that the stranglehold held by multinational
In terms of big pictures, you can’t go past David McWilliams with his ‘Punk Economics’ 10-minute brain burst on the many reasons why the globalised food system is coming under breaking strain right now, let alone what we can expect
A hyper-local creative and humorous resistance to relentless march of the big corporate food system: the No Maccas Flash Mob singing a rousing version of one of the Les Miserables chorus in a typical food court shopping centre. The No