Jimmy's Farming Heroes

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Jimmy's Farming Heroes

Post: #115210 Captain Caveman
Wed Jul 16, 2008 11:25 am

Did anyone else see this?

I found it very interesting that someone who might be seen as an icon of animal and environmentally friendly farming (Jimmy) on a small scale goes off to see modern mass farming alsewhere. It was very non-judgemental and showed that some efforts are being made to be more green, as well as showing that we couldn't actually support ourselves without the current mass production that gets so much stick.

I think that the "ish" aspect of this site fits well with some of the ideas, in that it's not realistic to be growing our own wheat and many other crops.
Some of the technologies were incredibly like the £300,000 combine harvester and the 26 acre tomato greenhouse

I'd recommend it on iPlayer if you have a spare hour (and broadband!)

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Re: Jimmy's Farming Heroes

Post: #115211 Jobi1canobi
Wed Jul 16, 2008 11:27 am

Thanks CC - I saw it advertised but never watched it. Might take a look at that.
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Re: Jimmy's Farming Heroes

Post: #115223 MKG
Wed Jul 16, 2008 12:08 pm

Captain Caveman wrote:It was very non-judgemental and showed that some efforts are being made to be more green, as well as showing that we couldn't actually support ourselves without the current mass production that gets so much stick.


We certainly couldn't - but that's because there are too many of us. Reduction in world population is a target too, and would reduce the stress on many more aspects of the earth than just food production.

Eat children and save the planet!!!!!!
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Re: Jimmy's Farming Heroes

Post: #115249 Captain Caveman
Wed Jul 16, 2008 1:12 pm

MKG wrote:Eat children and save the planet!!!!!!


LOL
An alternative would be "Make war not love!" for population control
Ever thought of working for the UN, diplomacy sounds like your thing!

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Re: Jimmy's Farming Heroes

Post: #115267 contadino
Wed Jul 16, 2008 2:02 pm

It's also available via torrent on a free download from TheBox.bz. I haven't seen it yet, but I think I might now I've seen this.

BTW, it may be too much effort to grow wheat, but there are grains better suited to smallholders. The RealSeeds website has a range of them.


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