The Unifying Language of Food that is Inspiring a Global Movement
How we can eat our landscapes?
What should a community do with its unused land? Plant food, of course. With energy and humor, Pam Warhurst tells at the TEDSalon the inspiring story of how she and a growing team of volunteers came together to turn plots of unused land into communal vegetable gardens, and to change the narrative of food in their community.
None of this is rocket science. It certainly is not clever, and it’s not original. But it is joined up, and it is inclusive. This is not a movement for those people that are going to sort themselves out anyway. This is a movement for everyone. – We have a motto: If you eat, you’re in.“
- One, please stop putting prickly plants around public buildings. It’s a waste of space.
- Secondly, please create — please, please create edible landscapes so that our children start to walk past their food day in, day out, on our high streets, in our parks, wherever that might be.
- Inspire local planners to put the food sites at the heart of the town and the city plan, not relegate them to the edges of the settlements that nobody can see.
- Encourage all our schools to take this seriously. This isn’t a second class exercise. If we want to inspire the farmers of tomorrow, then please let us say to every school, create a sense of purpose around the importance to the environment, local food and soils. Put that at the heart of your school culture, and you will create a different generation.”
See the original story at Ted: https://www.ted.com/talks/pam_warhurst_how_we_can_eat_our_landscapes/