Local Food Solves Global Problems
Chris Brown is a permaculturalist, anthropologist, agricultural educator, entrepreneur and activist.
“My goal is to help grow a food resilient local economy based on farming. We have come to see that there is nothing but potential in the local agricultural movement. I want to help create jobs and opportunities for farmers, fill our local grocery stores with local food, and regenerate biodiversity with food forests. Farming is a hope-based profession, and I have never felt more inspired and honoured to grow soil. I hope to help others see the value of farming, and healthy food and soil.”
“My motto is: Rethink, Respect, Regenerate. Grow love.”
This presentation explores the intimate relationships and interconnectedness between the living soils where we cultivate our produce, the splendour of working with plants, and the joy of the harvest.
We all eat for a living; agriculture is part of our shared history. Globally, for-profit agricultural activities such as industrial-scale farming and the commodification of seed are disrupting and threatening the health of ecosystems and communities. Regenerative agricultural practices and permaculture have the potential to increase biodiversity and restore damaged soils. Adapting to climate change involves cultivating local food systems and seeding hope. We can all contribute because local food solves global problems.
Chris lives in Nanaimo and is active with urban farming initiatives and education in collaboration with Nanaimo FoodShare. He is hopeful for the future and believes that agriculture should be part of public education. After all, no farmers, no food.
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