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Natural World - A Farm for the Future

Green Lifestyle  (tags: beneficial insects, biodiversity, climate change, conservation, diet, ecosystems, energy, environment, farming, food, forests, fossil fuels, gardening, greenliving, livestock, nature, organic, permaculture, soil, Sustainabililty, wildlife, woodlands )

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Wildlife film maker Rebecca Hosking 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.

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Carol H (229)
Tuesday December 28, 2010, 5:51 am
Thanks Julie, noted

Past Member (0)
Tuesday December 28, 2010, 10:18 am
Noted. Lovely film. Thanks, Julie.

Julie P (154)
Tuesday December 28, 2010, 2:13 pm
This documentary is 48 minutes long, but it is a great explanation of our current fossil fuel based food system and the necessity for rethinking these practices. The documentary describes a low energy based agricultural system which focuses on woodlands, beneficial insects and wildlife in a healthy ecosystem. So if you are concerned with:
beneficial insects, biodiversity, climate change, conservation, ecosystems, energy, environment, farming, food, forests, fossil fuels, gardening, green living, livestock, nature, organics, permaculture, soil, sustainability and wildlife please take the time to view it or bookmark it for later.

Brian Drake (11)
Tuesday December 28, 2010, 2:49 pm
This is just what I'm looking for!

Mychael Lee (11)
Tuesday December 28, 2010, 2:59 pm
Great documentary. Farmers may scoff and wave their hands, but gardening really is the future.

Joshua Gray (9)
Tuesday December 28, 2010, 3:27 pm

Tuesday December 28, 2010, 3:46 pm
Thanks Julie

Melissah C (389)
Tuesday December 28, 2010, 6:07 pm

Voula Hatz (24)
Tuesday December 28, 2010, 7:30 pm
Thank you.

Eternal G (745)
Tuesday December 28, 2010, 9:16 pm
Good on you for posting this Julie, much appreciated, bookmarked it!

Bon L (0)
Wednesday December 29, 2010, 4:49 am
Thanks for the info.

Colin Hope (243)
Wednesday December 29, 2010, 6:32 am

Jason Green (235)
Wednesday December 29, 2010, 10:53 am
You were right Julie, I very much like this documentary!!!! Thank You so very much for semding me a message about it!
Have a wonderful day!!! :-)

. (0)
Wednesday December 29, 2010, 2:20 pm
I could not download the film,regardless, I wish you the best in your work.

Julie P (154)
Wednesday December 29, 2010, 2:49 pm
If you can not view the doumentary, here is a link to the story in print:

Michael D (2)
Wednesday December 29, 2010, 3:57 pm
What a fabulous film! - Although I'm an organic gardener (not a farmer), I certainly consider some of the principles discussed in the film. Permaculture! - Fascinating!

patricia lasek (317)
Wednesday December 29, 2010, 4:08 pm
Thanks Julie. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Alice B (241)
Wednesday December 29, 2010, 4:32 pm
Unfortunately there is NOTHING "futuristic" about continuing to hold animals prisoners and kill and consume them. It is a vegan lifestyle that is futuristic.

Justina Gil (0)
Wednesday December 29, 2010, 5:37 pm
So cool

Past Member (0)
Wednesday December 29, 2010, 6:31 pm
Noted, thanks. Wonderful clips of wildlife, and kudos to them for protecting it. I am all for sustainability, eliminating the use of fossil fuels, and organic farming. But raising livestock is one of the biggest contributors to to CO2 and hence global warming. See

IE Ries (237)
Wednesday December 29, 2010, 7:28 pm

What would benefit the planet and other creatures the most, right now, and is something that could be IMMEDIATELY instituted by every single human, everywhere?

"If a man aspires towards a righteous life, his first act of abstinence is from injury to animals. Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet." -- Albert Einstein

It's all soooooo very simple!

Great find Julie, thanks for posting it here :)

Lynda G (122)
Wednesday December 29, 2010, 9:58 pm
Thank you, Julie, for the link of the printed version of a very positive article. I've been against modern agriculture for years: if we don't work with nature, nature will destroy us. I strongly disagree with the opinion that veganism is the most important and urgent measure we can take to heal the planet: we need a lot of organic manure to build up and enrich the soil, and I believe we need animal protein of some kind. Animals should be raised with permaculture methods only. I long for the day when I can have chickens, so I can enjoy home-produced, organic, fresh free-range eggs, and all that lovely chicken poop can feed my vegies!

Past Member (0)
Thursday December 30, 2010, 12:27 am
THANK YOU to all who point out that the only intelligent and spiritual future for all life on earth is one in which no sentient beings are harmed, contained, impeded by the intention of humans to control them in any way. Vegans and vegetarians have pointed out in every generation the simple rules that we are to follow. Please google and then pass along quotes from the highest minds and souls this world has known from vegetarians such as:Einstein, da Vinci, Tesla, Edison, Isaac B.Singer, the Beatles, Film narrated by Joaquin Phoenix (EARTHLINGS) Jesus (LOGOS & WORD) , John the Baptist (LOGOS & WORD) , Buddha, many Hindus, Taoists, Persian Mystics, Greek Philosphers who initiated into the LOGOS or Sound Current (Word) etc

. (0)
Thursday December 30, 2010, 4:49 am
some good food for the mind, thanks Julie!

Robynn L. (1)
Thursday December 30, 2010, 6:34 am
great! thanks!

Susan B (3)
Thursday December 30, 2010, 9:39 am
Noted,thanks.Really good!

Ben O (172)
Thursday December 30, 2010, 11:50 am
Right; this is the future, and the future is NOW!

IE Ries (237)
Thursday December 30, 2010, 7:03 pm

Lynda: you're buying into the hype that the meat industries have created over time, namely that humans "need" meat. We do not. In fact, more and more scientists and physicians are advising that less or none is the best of all.

Besides, reducing the human population and using good farming techniques will reduce the need for fertilizers, organic or not. Refraining from "farming" animals will reduce our "use" of land, water, and it we will not be violating the moral imperative then, either.

Title: UN urges global move to meat and dairy-free diet

Excerpt: A global shift towards a vegan diet is vital to save the world from hunger, fuel poverty and the worst impacts of climate change, a UN report said today.


April Thompson (2)
Thursday December 30, 2010, 7:51 pm
Thank you!

Lynda G (122)
Thursday December 30, 2010, 8:14 pm
Rooibos, I haven’t fallen for any ‘hype’. I go by my own experience, my own health, and the personal experiences of my friends and many others who have contacted me over this issue. I believe a lacto-ovo vegetarian diet can be healthy for most people; a pescatarian diet healthier still, and a low intake of organic meat is the healthiest of all. I know you can find studies to dispute it, and I can find studies to dispute your studies, and what will we prove? I have read the articles you linked to long ago, but they did not alter my opinion. They cannot alter my experience.

Reducing the human population would be nice: that’s why it’s so important to fight for women’s rights all over the world (a passion I share with you), and for the education of all the world’s children. I learned long ago that women produce more food than all of modern agriculture. Perhaps it is because men dominate the land, while women nurture it?

Elizabeth B (11)
Saturday January 1, 2011, 7:34 am
Thank you - good article and documentary.

Mike S (86)
Sunday January 16, 2011, 7:22 pm
Incredible documentary. Proof, imo, that maintaining biodiversity is vastly more productive than we have been led to believe. I could not help but notice the abundance of helpful insects, particularly bees, in the natural ecosystems shown here. Monoculture farms, on the other hand, are effectively sterile, and pollinators have to be trucked in, using yet more oil.
Noted and shared. Thank you very much for posting this Julie.

Michael O (176)
Tuesday June 14, 2011, 8:00 pm
Thanks Julie!
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