This is what we need to do.
Some of you are lucky enough to live in your own rural homesteads - lucky bitches. You can grow, raise, and coach all the food you want. But most of us live in cities. And that's why urban farming/gardening is so important. So is involving young people. Really young people. Because it's their experiences and frameworks that are going to shape the future of food.
Am I suggesting commandeering their brilliant little minds and brainwashing them into a new way of connecting, growing, and eating? Yes. In a sense. Why not?
For this week's Film Friday I've posted a video I found on City Farmer News a while back. I think it's perfect timing though with the Spring season upon us - the weather is getting better, people want to get outside, and growing food in urban centers falls right in line with that.
As urban farmer Ilana Labow says, we need to focus on four big things:
I'm down with that.
What do you think about Labow's four principles? Additions? Subtractions?
What does your city do to promote ethical, sustainable, and sovereign food ways? What can you do?
What factors factor into your participation (or non-participation) with local food?
This post is linked up with Fresh Bites Friday; Fight Back Friday; Seasonal Inspirations; Seasonal Celebration Sunday.