100 Miles and 2 Mouths - a documentary short
Our exciting news is that in early 2016 we will be releasing a short documentary following Jo and Holly and their exploration of the 100-mile locavore diet. All will be revealed in the new year...
There is something wonderful about urban farms. At first this feeling is hard to locate – living with animals is something many of us do in the city. From cats, dogs, rabbits and snakes, to the quiet hedgehogs and foxes scurrying in our backgardens under the cloak of darkness, we are sharing the city with lots of different species.
Back in September we hit the halfway marker of our year long project; Going Local Going Green. We celebrated with a workshop at Feed Bristol’s Land and Food forum under the theme of 'resilience within our food system' - giving us a chance to reflect on our findings on Bristol's food landscape. And, most importantly, to talk about our recent locavore diet (the 100 mile diet).
Whilst I haven’t been doing the 100 mile diet I have also been thinking Locavore, albeit more from production, health, wild, and systems perspectives. . . .when you look at something from multiple angles interesting insights often arise! Here are a few that have come up for me.
Recently we've been busy talking about Going Local Going Green with various groups of people. As part of the project we're really keen to get feedback from you about our findings to date.
Boudicca, known as Britons warrior queen, who defended these lands from Romans.
When it comes to economics I’ve always struggled. At times it feels like a huge subject interwoven with difficult terminology and grand concepts completely removed from our daily lives. But in reality, we’re all economists in one way or another,
Access to food is complicated, with the recent economic crisis affecting families all over the UK.
What do mean when we say 'local'? How do we choose which boundaries we are talking about?
STOP THE PRESS!
So we’ve reached the halfway mark on our our social, environmental experiment Going Local, Going Green. Each month has brought about a new set of realisations for me, but this morning at the 6 month bench mark I had a very grounding realisation.
The Locavore diet, as you may have noticed, has been a massive learning curve for me. I’ve really struggled on some days. Some days I’ve found it so easy I laugh in the face of my dinner options. On other days I’ve sat down to some serious ideological debate in my head as to why exactly we’re doing this.
You may have seen ‘Bristol 2015’ with a green circle logo around town - the brand name for Bristol being European Green Capital this year - but what does this mean?
Life gets in the way and throws the diet fully off course.