Inspirational Stories

Some amazing stories, history and inspiration of the worldwide food revolution

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Urban Farming – Feeding the Community

This beautiful NZ documentary from Happen Films. It’s the perfect antidote to the cynical narrative that says people are inherently selfish… This film will melt your heart. Guaranteed. It tells the inspiring story of a thriving hub helping to build resilience into its local community by farming in urban backyards, sewing with recycled materials, repairing bikes… Website

Too many of our communities, here and around the world, are facing housing crises, food insecurity, social isolation, and more. In addition, the multiple impacts of the Covid pandemic and climate change are current and ongoing. How can we most effectively confront these challenges, and help our communities thrive in an economic system that leaves many feeling trapped in poverty?


In Defence of Real Food

Although many prefer a 6 minute summary of what is wrong and what to do next in our modern age, it is worth setting aside an hour to listen to this stunning presentation by Michael Pollan. An author of several books related to food. His best discussion and review was this clip from 2008 at Google, “In the Defense of Food” Buy a copy of his book here

The Story of Edible

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Seeds – Another currency?

A fascinating perspective on seeds and their value to humanity. Fortunately, in NZ we have operations like Koanga and others who support heritage seed protection and distribution

PFFA food revolution

Below is an excellent introduction to the PFFA, a driving force for the community food revolution, operating across the UK, Canada, and Australia.

Here in New Zealand, we share these goals. But as we’ve started later, can utilise newer, more convenient eCommerce and community toolsets not previously available to the UK or Australian consumers.