FANTASTIC NEWS. The BBC Natural World programme about Peak Oil and the future of our farming industry will be repeated this Saturday at 5.30pm on BBC2.
If you missed it first time round, this is a great programme and worth watching. Rebecca Hosking lives in Devon and faced with the prospect of taking on her family farm she begins to look at what the future of the farming industry may look like. As she learns of the dependance of agriculture on oil and the problems we will soon face with the availability of this key resource, she begins to look at alternative ways of farming.
Along her journey Rebecca visits Fordhall Organic Farm and learns from Charlotte the benefits of the Foggage farming system where the livestock are outdoors on organic pasture year round. A farming system which relies on the free resource of the sun to sustain it, along with careful management and an abundance of wildlife and biodiversity.
This is a very interesting and well filmed programme, even if farming is not your forte!
‘A FARM FOR THE FUTURE’ BBC 2 SATURDAY 4TH APRIL 5.30PM.