Bruce Darrell gave a talk on food systems in which he surveyed the effects of strategic global influences on the future of our food supply. (His talk replaced that of Kate Bailey, who was unable to travel to attend the conference).
Bruce Darrell was educated as an architect and has been actively involved in developing sustainable communities with Dublin Co-housing and more recently with the Village Project, where he is active in the areas of education, food and land use. Co-founder of the Dublin Food Growing initiative, he has a keen interest in developing urban and small-scale agriculture systems, and in exploring the many possibilities and benefits of reintegrating human habitation with food production. He runs several courses on how to grow food, and is working to establish a series of research and educational gardens.
Recorded on day one of The New Emergency Conference: Managing Risk and Building Resilience in a Resource Constrained World. Held on 10-12 June 2009, All Hallows College, Drumcondra, Dublin 9, Ireland.
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