Film & Discussion: Permaculture - Farms of the Future

When & Where
Humanist Hall
390 27th Street [between Telegarph & Broadway]
Oakland, CA 94612
December 25, 2013 - 7:30pm
510 681 8699


By Rebecca Hosking and Tim Green

This is a heartwarming and healing film, with a love for nature, for Christmas.

A Farm for the Future explores nature film maker Rebecca Hosking's return to her small family farm and her search for a post-fossil fuel agriculture. I've since seen the film, and would recommend it to anyone with an interest in food and farming - come to think ot it, I'd recommend it to anyone who eats. But for those without the time or means to watch it, Rebecca has also written an excellent article in the Daily Mail newspaper about her quest for truly sustainable agriculture.

Rebecca's work (who incidentally is also responsible for a plastic bag ban in her home town!) is not just remarkable for the content she is covering - but the venues in which it is being aired too. To have a half-hour documentary devoted to peak oil, agriculture and alternatives like forest gardening and permaculture appear on prime time BBC is a telling sign of the times. But to also have an article in the Daily Mail - hardly the bastion of environmental radicalism - is dynamite.

Humanist Hall is wheelchair accessible around the corner at  411  28th  Street

$5 donations are expected.