Filmmaker Rebecca Hosking investigates how to transform her family's farm in Devon (U.K.) into a low-energy farm for the future. This video features excerpts from an interview with Post Carbon Senior Fellow Richard Heinberg.
With her father close to retirement, Rebecca Hosking returns to her family's wildlife-friendly farm in Devon (U.K.) to become the next generation to farm the land. But the high fuel prices of 2008 were a wake-up call for Rebecca. Realising that all food production in the U.K. is completely dependent on abundant cheap fossil fuel, particularly oil, she sets out to discover just how secure this oil supply is. Alarmed by the answers, she explores ways of farming without using fossil fuel. With the help of pioneering growers, Rebecca uncovers how to turn her old family farm into a farm for the low-energy future.
Articles and reviews:
- Rebecca Hosking, Now my farm will help teach the world to live without oil, The Daily Mail,
15 February 2009.
- Chris Vernon, BBC Covers Peak Oil: A Farm for the Future, The Oil Drum: Europe blog, 20 February 2009.
- Rob Hopkins, "A Farm for the Future"... essential viewing, Transition Culture blog, 23 February 2009.
- Sam Grove, Peak Oil and Agriculture: A Farm for the Future Revisited, Treehugger website, 3 March 2009.