EXPLORING OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE LAND
The Land, la Terre, Tierra, Terra… This film is my personal journey to experience hands-on organic sustainable agriculture, and alternative technologies to produce and gather food. The experience resolves into an spiritual reflexion of our sacred relationship with the Land.
Supermarkets? No, Thank You
XAVI MONTANYÈS, ACTIVIST IN BARCELONA
The supermarkets were created to make a profit. They want farmers with huge fields producing the varieties they want in the time and at the price they want. Food sovereignty means to establish a relationship between consumers and producers in a fair exchange, where food is no longer a merchandise but a right.
Understanding the Journey
MICHAEL BAKER, LIVING IN NATURE
What I do and how I move in this Land is caused by my intuition, my sensitivity for the plants and the animals…understanding the way that the fox comes in the morning to the bowl of water I put down to drink and pass on, and the butterflies as they fly and dance around the flowers here. it is a beautiful journey…”
Earth Dance in Umbria
DANCING WITH MOTHER NATURE
In Agriculture ploughing the soil and expecting to give us what we want to eat is the expression of our relentless aim to control the Land and everything around us. Letting go lead us to understand the richness and harmony in Nature to humbly learn from her higher wisdom. This is the dance with Mother Nature.
XICORIA, ORGANIC COMMUNITY MARKETS
The Community of Xicoria in Tarragona organized the first Agro-Organic Fair in Montblanc, bringing organic local farmers, cheese, beer and wine makers as well as workshops for kids and adults. The Bandarra Street Orchestra animated the community dinner.
How to grow a tomato
PRINCIPLES OF NATURAL FARMING
How do I grow a tomato? that’s a very good question; I don’t grow a tomato… because it’s the soil, it’s Nature, it’s everything, the trees, the rain, the clouds, the sun, it’s all of the billions of microorganisms in the soil. This is what grows a tomato.
THE CONSEQUENCES OF CONSUMERISM
Questioning paradigms and breaking lifestyles is far from an easy thing to do. Most of us are deeply engaged and dependent on an economic system based on the unlimited consumption of goods without really thinking of the consequences.
THE KEY TO NATURAL FARMING
With a wide variety of plants and animals living together the Land becomes richer every year. This is the key to Natural Farming. It is not about planting tomatoes or whatever yields more, and gives more money, but how to create a fertile soil.
Wild Plants Wisdom
RECOVERING THE KNOWLEDGE OF NATURE
François Couplan is an academic and authority in foraging for wild edible plants; his heart and soul belong to the untamed Nature where he has spent most of his life. Learning about Wild edible plants is a fascinating discovery.
MONOCULTURE'S ADDICTION TO FERTILIZERS
It was a shock to realize the paradox that right below the beauty of these endless fields of Sunflowers and of any other monoculture the biodiversity and fertility of this precious soil is being depleted making it addicted to chemical fertilizers.