it is during times of crisis when the enormous contribution of urban agriculture can be experienced first hand. this is the way it was during the september 2017 earthquakes in mexico city.
"WE KNOW MORE ABOUT THE MOVEMENT OF CELESTIAL BODIES THE ABOUT THE SOIL UNDERFOOT" LEONARDO DA VINCI.
SOIL NURSERIES ARE THE NEXT FRONTIER. WHAT DO THEY HAVE IN COMMON WITH THE ALL INSPIRING STAR NURSERIES THAT CAPTURE OUR MINDS AND IMAGINATION?
Can we produce enough food within the urban landscape to feed our cities? ist this not going to be at the expense of energy intensive technologies or create further water scarcity? would we be able to grow not only enough but also the righ type of food to meet our calorific requirements? or are there any other benefits critically important, beyond only food production, that we should consider when talking about urban agriculture?
ONE OF THE BEST PARTS OF THE ZEA MISSION IS TO HAVE AN EXCUSE TO APPRECIATE THE ORIGIN AND PREPARATION OF OUR FOOD. THIS TIME WE FOUND A FANTASTIC RECIPE THAT ENDED UP BEING NOT ONLY ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS BUT CAME FROM A BOOK THAT SPEAKS DIRECTLY TO THE HEART OF OUR MISSION: LOVE YOUR LEFTOVERS. THE SECRET INGREDIENT OF THIS RECIPE? ONCE-BREWED COFFEE GROUNDS.
"forged in the heart of aging stars, carbon is the fourth most abundant element in the universe" and the key component of one of the cycles that sustains life on this earth.
however, our society struggles with the concept of "cycles" even though understanding these is critical for our life on this planet.
Louise fitzroy is founder of the amazing education platform, from paddock to plate. she is also a walkley award-winning journalist, abc radio presenter, author, food writer and educator, public speaker, local food and sustainability ambassador and proud country girl.
a few weeks ago we spoke with louise about the great opportunity that exists in creating a national education program that teaches students where does their food come from and how is she making this vision a reality. we also learned about her favourite recipe!
Every year, landfills are filled with enough food to feed half the world’s population or restore millions of hectares of soil and grow even more food.
This is a crazy situation. Food is supposed to feed bellies, not landfills.