The Natural World: Season 28, Episode 14

A Farm for the Future (20 Feb. 2009)

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Wildlife film maker Rebecca Hosking investigates how to transform her family's farm in Devon into a low energy farm for the future, and discovers that nature holds the key. With her father ... See full summary »

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Episode cast overview:
Rebecca Hosking ...
Herself
Colin Campbell ...
Himself - Association for the Study of Peak Oil & Gas (as Dr Colin Campbell)
Rosie Boycott ...
Herself - Journalist & Farmer
Tim Lang ...
Himself - Professor of Food Policy
Jeremy Leggett ...
Himself - Executive Chairman Solarcentury
Peter Melchett ...
Himself - Policy Director - Soil Association & Farmer
Patrick Holden ...
Himself - Director - Soil Association & Farmer
Richard Heinberg ...
Himself - Senior Fellow - Post Carbon Institute
Charlotte Hollins ...
Herself
Patrick Whitefield ...
Himself
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Wildlife film maker Rebecca Hosking investigates how to transform her family's farm in Devon into a low energy farm for the future, and discovers that nature holds the key. With her father close to retirement, Rebecca returns to her family's wildlife-friendly farm in Devon, to become the next generation to farm the land. But last year's high fuel prices were a wake-up call for Rebecca. Realising that all food production in the UK is completely dependent on abundant cheap fossil fuel, particularly oil, she sets out to discover just how secure this oil supply is. Alarmed by the answers, she explores ways of farming without using fossil fuel. With the help of pioneering farmers and growers, Rebecca learns that it is actually nature that holds the key to farming in a low-energy future. Written by BBC

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