A Night at the Movies

There have been a huge number of videos that have inspired us, taught us, given us some brilliant ideas.  A good way to get up to speed with the thinking behind Foldehampton is to sit down and watch some movies, so here is a list that will, no doubt, grow and grow.

 

Natural World: Farm for the Future

In this 50-minute BBC documentary, Rebecca Hosking of the Village Farm in Devon, investigates how to transform her family’s farm in Devon into a low energy farm for the future, and discovers that nature holds the key.

With her father close to retirement, Rebecca returns to her family’s wildlife-friendly farm in Devon, to become the next generation to farm the land. But last year’s high fuel prices were a wake-up call for Rebecca. Realising that all food production in the UK is completely dependent on abundant cheap fossil fuel, particularly oil, she sets out to discover just how secure this oil supply is.

Alarmed by the answers, she explores ways of farming without using fossil fuel. With the help of pioneering farmers and growers, Rebecca learns that it is actually nature that holds the key to farming in a low-energy future.



Living with the Land: Rebecca Hosking, The Village Farm



How to green the world’s deserts and reverse climate change



Architecture for the people by the people