Bruce Darrell – Climate, Energy, Nutrition and the Glorification of Kale; a framework to create regional food security.

Bruce Darrell thinks that a secure food supply is an essential part of the response to the climate, energy, economic and health crises. As state planning for such a supply has been grossly inadequate, he detailed the key actions that we need to take at a personal, community and regional level to compensate.

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 three 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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