Feeding Ourselves weaves intimate stories from the hopes and convictions of rural BC farmers and producers as they navigate undercurrents of uncertainty with our food system. Their commitment to local food culture inspires us to appreciate the significance and potential of feeding ourselves.
Forest forests are on the rise in Europe! These highly productive food systems mimic natural ecosystems- creating a diversity of food while being a haven for a diversity of animals and insects. Food forests are a revolutionary alternative to the globalized, industrialized food system.
Biochar is any type of organic material that has been through a process called Pyrolysis. That’s a Greek word. Pyro means fire, and lysis means separation. So to make a good biochar, all the elements need to be separated by fire at a certain temperature, and without much oxygen.
Biochar is simply decomposing materials at high temperatures . Everything turns into gas…except the carbon. After pyrolysis, there is no nitrogen, no magnesium, no sulphur. No nothing except carbon. A carbon skeleton of what it was.
I´m going to use that carbon and the structure that was created that left all these tiny crevasses and turn them into multi story microscopic apartment buildings and fill them with micro-organisms… the effective ones and put them in the garden.
7 friends got damaged land. Built 1st restoration ecovillage
In 1994 a group of seven friends began living and farming together on 80 acres of land 70 miles north of San Francisco. One of the first actions taken in the founding of the Sowing Circle community was an agreement made by all partners that each owner’s “share” in the company that owns the land would not be linked to the land’s market value.