Within urban areas, agriculture helps cities to be resilient, ecological, inclusive and sustainable. Producing food is a skill useful at any age.
In June we had the opportunity to spend 10 days in Siena, a beautiful city full of traditions in Tuscany (Italy). Looking for a place to stay, we found a … Continue reading “Community-supported agriculture”
A story of Wheat
Wheat is a very ancient cereal that was first cultivated in the fertile crescent located in the regions between the Mediterranean Sea, the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea, more … Continue reading “A story of Wheat”
Nature, Agriculture and Respect
After oxygen and water, food is what keeps us living and healthy however, some types of foods are better than others with the best type being “true food”. But which … Continue reading “Nature, Agriculture and Respect”
A history of composting
A curious man enters one of the orchards of the Segantini Park and finds Sergio and Luca. He’s Junior, a young man who is passionate about the land and eager … Continue reading “A history of composting”
Natural resourses: LIMITED!
As we saw in post 2, to produce food, natural resources (air, water, soil, biodiversity) and energy are needed. Food production is just one of the many human activities that … Continue reading “Natural resourses: LIMITED!”
The plan for today: Start a Garden!
If we think about the increase in population (post 1) and the effect of human activities on global warming (posts 2, 3 and 4)), it seems like we have surpassed … Continue reading “The plan for today: Start a Garden!”
V.I.S. (Very Important Soil)
In post 2, we saw that to produce food we need energy, soil, water and biodiversity. So now, let’s talk about soil! Soil is a very complex natural resource. It … Continue reading “V.I.S. (Very Important Soil)”
V.I.F. (Very Important Food)
Food is what we put on our plates to eat, to maintain life and much more! Food is love, passion, cultural and personal identity, natural resources, nutrients, work, sweat, trade, … Continue reading “V.I.F. (Very Important Food)”
Beacons of hope
21 global initiatives that are working to achieve sustainable, equitable, and secure food systems.
Resistance Seeds by Grupo Semillas
Short film that explains the importance of the seed and the current problems related to its production and distribution.
Vananda Shiva in Barcelona 2018
Statement by Vandana Shiva, ecologist, regarding the food system and the current economic model.
Soils for food security and climate by 4 per 1000
Short film that illustrates why it is important that we care about the ground.
Milan Urban Food Policy Pact
Network of cities around the world, working together and sharing knowledge to build resilient and sustainable cities.
Green Bronx Machine
School project that teaches socially disadvantaged children to grow vegetables and is building a new local economy.
Sustainable agroecologiacal farm sharing knowledge through courses, seeds, plants and books helping others to implement practical and integrated solutions.
Veta la Palma
Farm within the Doñana National Park where fish, rice, cattle and horses are grown based on the principles of sustainability.
4 per 1000
Initiative that promotes climate change mitigation, through the increase in soil organic carbon (0.4%) in the top of agricultural soils.
A Growing Culture
Organization promoting and facilitating collective learning between farmers, supporting agroecological innovations and a sustainable food system.
Movement fostering positive stories to strength socio-environmental causes, build partnerships and co-create campaigns with other groups around the world.
Sustainable Development Goals
Call for action by all countries to promote prosperity while protecting the planet.