In Seville, in the south of Spain, communities and collectives are practicing urban agriculture in different spaces, in different ways, and for different reasons. Huerto del Rey Moro is an occupied permaculture garden in the centre of Seville, while Parque de Miraflores was formerly a construction dump-site during the city’s rapid expansion in the 1960s and 70s. This short film explores the themes of communication and transformation within and between the two gardens. This short film was made by, with, and for urban food producers and allies in Seville, part of an ongoing research project (available in English and Spanish with subtitles). Comments welcome to: chriskyap [at] gmail [dot] com.
This film, by Kyle Robinson, investigates the use of urban and peri-urban agriculture in developing cities in Africa and Asia such as Kathmandu and Kampala. The film assesses its value to a country’s economy and combating environmental threats such as climate change, as well as addressing the challenges involved in nurturing and sustaining effective urban and peri-urban agriculture (posted on City Farmer).
A TEDx presentation by Joy Carey talking about the need to rethink our food systems and how the consequences of continuing with ‘business as usual’ impact on cities. She calls for alternatives to the current global food systems and how action at a city level can influence positive change, taking Bristol as an example.
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A video produced by the American Society of Landscape Architects showing how urban agriculture can be integrated into city design.