A new podcast series that highlights the heroes of our food system is now available.
Who Feeds Us? focuses on food producers around the country and one of its episodes narrows in on two growers – in Brixton Windmill and May Project Gardens in Merton.
May Project Gardens is a grassroots organisation, working from a permaculture designed garden in Morden, that supports community building and economic empowerment for young people in the area, including many refugees.
Brixton Windmill connected with its past over lockdown as flour flew off supermarket shelves, and small-scale millers suddenly found themselves inundated with orders.
In April, demand for the services of food banks rose dramatically.
The volunteers at Brixton Windmill worked hard to make their fresh, organic, stone-ground flour available to those in their community.
Who feeds US? explores how the COVID-19 crisis exposed a food system failing to serve its most basic purpose: to nourish all citizens in society.
As supermarket shelves were left empty and the hospitality industry shut down overnight, many people turned to farms and local CSA schemes to buy food – many small scale food producers stepped up to feed their communities in new ways.
Over seven weeks and seven episodes, narrator Katie Revell shares the experiences of these people and explores what it really means to take on the responsibility of feeding and nourishing our communities.
She considers how the pandemic has made clear that food doesn’t come from shelves and never did, instead, food comes from the sea, soil, and the hands of people.
With commentary from those at the forefront of growing food, as well as academics, activists, authors and chefs, the series seeks to address how we can make access to nutritious food the norm for everyone.
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