Wednesday, March 5, 2014

TEDx


As I sip my coffee before my morning carpool, the snow is once again falling.  My thoughts have been consumed with the food movement even more than usual after Saturday's viewing party. TEDx Manhattan, 'Changing the Way We Eat' left me at once invigorated and overwhelmed.  Virginia Clarke's talk in part illustrated previous social movements and the number of years they took to build, make social and legislative headway and then finally go into a homeostasis.  This calmed my natural instinct of wanting things done right now, a quite exhausting characteristic of mine, again breathing my husbands mantra 'it is a marathon not a sprint.'  The food movement is enjoying exciting expansion and bridging through individual social organizations collaborating, much the concept that I discussed here.

One of my favorite speakers was Matthew Moore, a fourth generation farmer and artist, of Urban Plough.  He is the creator of the Digital Farm Collective and their phenomenal living library.  A resource that is being used in many venues, including grocery stores, to educate people on where their food comes from.  This particular clip was the one he showed during his talk.  It was hypnotic. I absolutely loved how the plant took on the characteristic of breathing as you watch the time of the lifecycle.  Please watch.



Of course when you attend an event such as this, it seems that everything that I have read in the following days dovetailed nicely into my thoughts.

Check out what $5 worth of food can get you around the world...OTHER than a fast food value menu. 

Oh, my this would be fun!

Off topic, but did you see this crazy story?  Wow!

2 comments:

  1. This is a great video. My thought on food changed after I watched, "Food, Inc", and read, "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle", by Barbara Kingsolver.

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  2. Whoa - that sounds great. I can get obsessed with food documentaries. They really make you think.

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