Organic Sustainable Farming is the Future of Agriculture | The Future of Food


In order for us to live sustainably the structures that meet our basic needs must work towards regeneration rather than consumption and depletion. We wanted to find what alternatives exist to buying food at the supermarket which in their current form encourage destructive farming practices. I’ve been studying sustainable farming systems for over 25 years there are no real issues we can solve all of them. There are really easy answers to grow food quality and with good environmental care. CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. It means that a farmer starts growing food and growing food there’s a lot of unknowns in there. You don’t know for whatever reason if you’re going to harvest all the things that you’ve planned to harvest that you’ve started sowing months back. So the idea is that a group of people support the farmer so the farmer knows he’s got an outlet. Our optimum is to have 200 members at the moment we’ve got between a hundred and 150. Every week every Wednesday and Thursday depending on where people live we send them they receive a box and they know that every week they’re going to get a box of healthy fresh foods that have been harvested just before they got them. For us it means we have stability in the fact that the plants we sow that they are sold. We don’t have the issue of food waste because if a broccoli small and it normally wouldn’t be able to go to supermarket we can give people two. Supermarket this is the complete opposite because they are just going for bigger and longer shelf life and that encourages the farmer to go into the input rat race which is a race without an end and they by an ever increasing amount of inputs which results in environmental pollution and all the other downstream effects. As a farmer you want to create healthy soils and healthy plants and healthy animals and further up the food chain you make sure that you create a soil that invites the right sets of microbes, that’s the job. We’ve got the microorganisms which are governing the system we just create a habitat for them then you got the plants growing out of there be it annuals perennials and trees. Then amongst that you’ve got insects living in there and then we’ve incorporated pigs sheep cows ducks geese and I’m sure we’re forgetting a few bits and bobs and every single item adds value. The idea was when the olive trees were big enough we would have animals underneath sheep dairy sheep for example we think mixed system is really important between plants and animals to keep the recycling and the cycling optimal going and not having to buy in fertilizers or inputs you don’t You don’t realize this but this used to be pastoral desert, it was just grass yeah and this is what people can do you can create heaven on earth. Now if that microphone is any good then right now you hear and you hear many many many many more birdsongs then you hear in a New Zealand native forest. Okay they’re are not all exotics ah they are not all natives but my god do they free up my spirit. The supermarket system demands that farmers supply uniform blemish free produce favoring looks over nutritional value. This leads to conventional growing practices like over applying fertilizers and spraying with toxic chemicals. The CSA model eases the pressure on farmers because they are no longer bound to meet these industry demands. Allowing them to farm in a way that produces healthy food as well as building the soil creating biodiversity and increasing resilience to natural forces like drought and pests. We are in a position to do it properly because of the CSA, our members allow us to create that diversity. That other old system doesn’t allow you to create that diversity. If you’re interested in the environment if you’re interested in being responsible looking after yourself taking responsibility for your own health if you’re interested in social responsibility then I would say go out and find initiatives like ours and get your food and your satisfaction from places like that and that will encourage a snowball effect that will change this world. Hey guys I hope you all enjoyed this film if you want to check out more videos along similar themes be sure to visit HappenFilms.com for more. I want to say special thanks to Anna Ballard, Tenkai and Lee-Anne Diepdael for their generous donations to Happen Films thanks for watching and I’ll see you all in the next film.

100 thoughts on “Organic Sustainable Farming is the Future of Agriculture | The Future of Food

  1. Love watching your videos so much. More strength to this lovely couple. Living in a tropical country, Thailand, where I can grow vegetables whole year, not very easy in rainy season, I consider myself very lucky to be in the place where I can feed myself easily.

  2. When india was whole sustainable Village economy white people destroyed it now people realise and moving back to this happy life

  3. Hi, where is that farm take place, in which contries ? I discover you channel, thats a good job, i like it ! We have similar channel in france. I'm happy to see this happen in every countries in the world

  4. I like this film It is the best inspiration for my farm in Thailand

  5. Great film. We are making a conscious effort to buy better quality food and grow much of our own. We also are shifting to support small and family businesses for more goods instead of feeding huge company bottom lines since that money mostly goes to big company CEOs and gives those companies too much control over people. Its time to take our power back. Sharing our experiences and knowledge is key. Thank you for sharing these films. This movement needs to gain traction more quickly and people need to get their heads out of the sand, think creatively and look at the possibilities that can even exist in their own yards. The thing that worries me most is people have become so lazy and complacent.

  6. What is the music from 3:00 onwards? Love it!
    Thanks for the great video and thanks to all the great people who never give up hope and strive to create "heaven on earth".

  7. I’m so excited. I’m moving from an apartment in Southern California to buy land in Tennessee. I’ll be starting a farm just like theirs. These videos are so encouraging. Thanks,!!

  8. Actually with an ever changing climate and changing growing seasons NO CIVILIZATIONS THAT DEPEND ON AGRICULTURE SURVIVE!

  9. The world has taken for graunted the amount of arable land available. We have pillidged whatever nature has granted us through fertilisers, pesticides & intensive farming in general! Why? Because big business demands.. any supermarket in the world is only interested in increasing profits and not supplying us with nutritional food! I’m only 34 years of age, when I was growing up we had lots of small shops selling fresh organic produce, each shop made good money and employed 2 or 3 people,… these days supermarkets sell us crap, make lots of money and pay their staff the bare minimum… I’d rather have 20 small shops employing 40-60 people rather than having a large super market that employs 30 people.. at least those small shops will have owners making good money and keeping the middle class alive! Big buisness is the reason why middle class citizens are dwindling! They get put out by big buisness.. sadly, although what these guys do is great ☝🏼, they will not defeat the elite… they (the elite) will always find a way to forever enslave us… the only thing that will stop them is Mother Nature, and that day is coming soon! Then hopefully people like this wonderful couple will lead the way in feeing us good healthy food!

  10. This is beautifully inspiring. I live in a MegaCity and I always appreciate the Farmer's Market up the block on Monday mornings. Planning on going off the grid myself and re-connecting with nature in the near future.

  11. I'm from Nepal and I'm currently working in Qatar. I have been watching this kind of videos for 3 months now and I grow some tomatoes and lettuce here in my accommodation back yard. I'm really into farming and I want to give up my job and start a farming back at home. But only thing stop me is uncertainty of making enough money to support my family.

  12. Few are willing to wait for their soil to become healthy. Education is so important. Thank you for this youtube.

  13. The Beauty of living life at full requires one to reconnect to your natural environment,and practice sustainable farming methods aiming to create productivity & healing the natural land scale.
    I love this!

  14. Great minds generate a great world. Great initiative guys 🙂 We currently have a biological Production in Portugal, and definitely this is the goal. Keep up the good work !

  15. I love how these permaculture examples show in real that there actually is plenty for everyone if we change our agricultural practices. This is a world of abundance and not of lack.

  16. what a noble career to be a farmer! but to be a organic farmer is a soul saver, promotes moral, and saves earth. we did it in eastern china. it saved us.

  17. Saludos queremos junto a todos ustedes innovadores transformar el mundo. https://www.facebook.com/michoacanorganics/

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waZliufhXRI

  18. Never trust anything labeled as Organic, if someone is trying to sell you the idea of Organic sustainability, especially if it excludes the use of GM crops than they're bullshitting you. Organic style farming with no modern technologies is entirely unsustainable. There's a reason we moved away from it.

  19. Excellent! But I guess it will stand till 5G global installation…afterwards, no birds (there are cases of birds massive death in Netherland at 500 m of 5G test), no insects & bees, no bios and ill humans…

  20. Realistically, the farming of the future is going to tower farms using LEDs and hydroponics to minimize land use and environmental impact. And the energy would be produced through renewable means

  21. I have this urge to grow my own food and can’t wait to see where this urge takes me. One of my dreams is to have my own farm

  22. Just got your channel recommended. Well my weekend is filled now. Thank you so much for what you are doing. Showing people how possible it is to go a way back to nature is so good and so important. Thanks so much.

  23. use paper bags for your fruit and vegetable baskets and not plastic because paper bags increase their shelf life while plastic bags kill their shelf life to a fraction of the natural cycle. Get the paper bags recycled and use them for compost. it takes plastics 500 years or more to break down

  24. I'm seriously moved by this video and what you guys are stating and establishing..I would LOVE to be apart of this life still if you could lead me in the correct direction, so I could further my future and my son's and our family. Please get in contact with me as soon as y'all can review my comment!! BLESSED day and night!

  25. I thought of a system where we build houses around a central garden and everyone pays weekly into a fund per head with rates for children/adults or whatever. You can either work in the garden at an hourly rate to get your monies back after costs, or choose not to and you are simply paying for your food supply. That way people of all interest levels are all working together for the same goal. You could choose whether you are involved physically or just financially. Good for high and low income families. In cases where no one was interested then you just employ someone to look after the garden with all the excess monies from weekly fees. Obviously this would depend on developers not wanting to make money… But hey, most of this is hypothetical anyway right.

  26. Funny to see my own people of the Netherlands in this short clip but it's very much true they tell…. and that goes for everyone, just grow your own crops and what not and live of the land that u have… so much better for your health and for the nature and plus u creating a richer soil for the next generation! Every inch of soil u fertilize counts!

  27. I wanna start something like this as well but I don't wanna go to new Zealand I wanna stay in Europe and preferably Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, chzec Republic, Poland or Germany what country would be the best for organic farming and perma culture the whole year around, could someone advise me about this?

  28. Pity about the animals, they are NOT needed for fertilisers or anything else!. Saying they are needed for Soil fertility is just a way of excusing the use of animals. Which will be slaughtered and otherwise manipulated for their Lactose( Calf Milk)!!!!

  29. I've been growing my own food since last year, adding more variety each year. It's hard work and a bit of a hit and miss as I'm still learning but I love it.

  30. Great idea, I love local farmers. BUT in this video is so plastic in all one box! Every one vegetables has plastic bag 🙁

  31. Whether carnivore, omnivore or herbivore, the required mono-cultures are damaging. Fundamentally for the future of food the focus has to be on nurturing our soil. Everything depends on that health. Everything. I moved onto a clay property 6 years ago. My first ever experience of a garden, veggie plot. An acre of jelly in heavy rain. Following the principles of this vid we now have giant veggies, supercharged fruit trees and native bush going berserk. It's mind blowing. Do everything you can to nurture nature, too.

  32. As far as I understand, not only will you grow nutrient-dense food by farming in this manner, I believe you will also, with cover crops and microorganisms, be pumping carbon back into the ground (through photosynthesis and glommalin formation) from the atmosphere, which will reduce the negative impacts of climate change! Thank you for farming in this manner!

  33. He talks about a food chain that is a myth and I see they’re still using plastic. This is a stop gap this is not sustainable farming and most certainly not the future. The future is vegan.

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