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School Talkabout on: The loss of Wild Ocean Food

 

For how long will we be able to forage for Wild Food in a World of Food Farming?

In the tale of ‘Hew the Human’,  he started a farm to secure year round food for his family. At the end of the story, all ‘Hewmans’ (humans) looked to the open sea for food as they had totally covered all land with buildings.

In the story, the sea remained unpolluted and therefore full of edible creatures. In the real World, the sea is full of pollution and becoming more polluted daily. The real story of fishing the sea is one of industrial greed and not one of feeding a family’s need.

School Talkabouts on the subject of ‘need and greed’ reveal both the problems that capital-driven societies continue to propagate and the options available, to each new generation, to solve our shared global food requirements.

If you and your pupils have a stomach for rich debate, make a date in your diary with us.

 

Harvesting Water

We’ve spent a while over the last month working on ways to recycle and harness our field centre’s water.

There will be ten water stores for : Spring Water; Rainwater; Pond Water; Road Run-off Water; U.V.Filtered Water; Conditioned Water that recycled through our hydroponic unit; Grey Water; Foul Water; Borehole Water and Brook Water.

This diagram (below) is our first infographic to show how each supply will move around site from tanks through ponds and into osier beds. It looks a bit complex but on site, all supply and distribution lines are now underground and the next job is to make the tanks merge with the landscape … beautifully.