Shiva uses a philosophical critique of the scientific ideas that underpinned the rise of industrial agriculture and believes that the world should move towards the practice of agroecology, which draws on the new scientific paradigm that recognizes the interconnectedness of biological and social systems.
After 35 years of trials and errors in ‘designing’ his own farm, Ken Taylor offers words of encouragement for those wanting to change to the more sustainable practices encompassed in permaculture farming.
George describes how he feeds the soil in order to produce the most nutritious vegetables, with low-energy usage, in an ecological and environmentally valid manner.
Our food system is broken and profit-driven corporations are to blame. With no magic bullet in sight to such a complex problem, urban organic agriculture will have to be part of the solution.