Food and Agriculture
"The time has come to reclaim the stolen harvest and celebrate the growing and giving of good food as the highest gift and the most revolutionary act."
-- Dr. Vandana Shiva
Increasingly, people are willing to explore more fulfilling and ethical ways of life that offer a renewed sense of meaning and purpose. In many areas, the values of community, ecology, and more fulfilling ways of life have replaced those of consumerism, competition and individualism. Many people are interested in reducing working hours in favour of increased time to reconnect to soil and nature, interpersonal relations and creativity. The sense that individuals are responsible for what they consume is becoming pervasive.
People are interested in supporting the local food economy - increasing the resiliency, health, and biodiversity of their region. They see the benefit of an increased quality of life of their community. Products of regenerative agriculture, biodynamic farming, and organic practices demand a higher market value - investing in these industries is a move that will pay off going forward.