Friday, October 19, 2012

Edible City: Grow the Revolution

Hello everyone,

I hope you are all well.

Shadow cat has taken over my office chair, so I watched the entire Edible City: Grow the Revolution video standing up and doing stretches.  Take that as showing how interesting it is!  Full of ideas, interesting things to see in the locales.

A link to the entire movie is on an October 17/12 entry on City Farmer:

By Andrew Hasse and Carl Grether
Director and Producers of Edible City

The blurb: Edible City is a fun, fast-paced journey through the Local Good Food movement that’s taking root in the San Francisco Bay Area, across the nation and around the world.Introducing a diverse cast of extraordinary and eccentric characters who are challenging the paradigm of our broken food system, Edible City digs into their unique perspectives and transformative work, finding hopeful solutions to monumental problems. Edible City - movie website:

This is to be watched several times!  Michael Dimeck, of a group called Roots of Change said something that particularly caught my attention.  He said that if the local [self-sufficient, organic] food movement is going to be a movement [and have an effect on communities and policy] it has to develop language and be able to speak its ideas to different communities.  I figure he's including politicians as a community, and the big agriculture advocates.  That's going to be hard ... it's hard to find the place to begin a conversation with  people you figure going in won't agree with you, or want to talk to you.

I guess we'll have to start with Pam Warhurst' idea "If you eat, you're in" that she speaks in the Incredible Edible Todmorden TED talk.

Well, just a quick post.

Best regards,

Why's Woman

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