Young Agrarians is a grassroots initiative made up of agriculturalists and media conspirators intent on growing food sustainably. Inspired by The Greenhorns to build a network Canada-side to celebrate, connect and recruit young farmers
Sea To Seed : A Sailboat Tour Of Farming, Music & Regenerative Culture Highlights Video & Photos (Year 1)
The Sea to Seed Tour is an experimental collaboration between artists, media makers and farmers to explore the potential for art and culture to effectively support those on the land who are working to localize food systems, cultivate sustainability and build community. Our intention was to spend a month touring by sailboat thru the islands of the Coast Salish Sea, collecting and sharing the stories of the farming communities there and learning more about how we could be of service to their work while sharing our own offerings thru feasts and performances.
There’s a lot of discussion at the moment about the barriers and difficulties facing young people getting into farming. Land access, capital costs and the difficulty of setting up a business are frequently cited as reasons why so few people are choosing this as a career. So when I stumbled across four young farmers who were making a go of it, I set off to visit them and find out their story.
“As a child, one has that magical capacity to move among the many eras of the earth; to see the land as an animal does; to experience the sky from the perspective of a flower or a bee; to feel the earth quiver and breathe beneath us; to know a hundred different smells of mud and listen unself- consciously to the soughing of the trees.” -Valerie Andrews
Chances are, you’ve heard of permaculture in relation to gardening right? You know it’s got something to do with sustainability? And yes, it’s a damn fine way to grow food, but did you know how permaculture principles can be applied to almost all social concepts, due it’s underlying ethical foundations of earth care, people care and fair share?
If you are blessed to be raising children in this moment in time you will be more than aware of the outright abundant joy but also great challenges that parenting brings. These days most parents are supporting and facilitating the growth of children within the standard Western dynamic of mother, father and children within four walls.
ABOUT SWOON Caledonia Curry, whose work appears under the name Swoon, is a Brooklyn-based artist and is widely known as …