A Farm for the Future

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A Farm for the Future

Post: # 143684Post transitionallotments »

I watched a programme on BBC2 last night. It's about peak oil and agriculture. It is well written, the filming is superb, and it asks really important questions.

Natural World, 2008-2009 - 14. A Farm for the Future
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0 ... he_Future/

It's available to view until Tuesday 17th March.

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Re: A Farm for the Future

Post: # 143686Post TheGoodEarth »

And your question is???
No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery

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Post: # 143711Post Milims »

No need for a question TGE - I think they are just letting us know that something good and worthwhile is on the goggle box
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Post: # 143713Post John Headstrong »

I watched that after seeing it in another thread.

a superb program

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Post: # 143726Post Shirley »

Truly a superb programme - one of the best I've seen. Packed full of information and wonderful photography to boot.
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Re: A Farm for the Future

Post: # 143728Post evelyn »

Very interesting, and worring.

We and farmers can all do our bit but we are still stuck with the ostrich people who think everything will last for ever and it is all for them to use (like my neighbour :angryfire: )

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Post: # 143742Post Annpan »

Maybe this is the start of educating people about the need to change.... I watched it last night and will be making OH watch it tonight.... and I'll be making him take notes :study:
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Post: # 143779Post Odsox »

Unfortunately you have to live in the UK to download programs with Iplayer (and ITV whatever it's called as well)
Very strange situation as we legally watch both BBC1 & BBC2 via Sky, although of course we don't pay the UK licence fee.
On the other hand we can download programs with 4oD on Channel 4.
Very odd. :scratch:
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Post: # 143809Post John Headstrong »

we are not the only people that are talking about the program
http://www.treehugger.com/files/2009/02 ... future.php


Odsox have you tried using a UK based proxy ?

indeed I am sure it can be found somewhere on the net :lol:

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Post: # 143815Post Odsox »

John Headstrong wrote:Odsox have you tried using a UK based proxy ?
Yes I have tried a few John, but none of them work, even the UK based ones.
The BBC's response is .......

Our Geo-IP technology system recognises IP addresses provided by UK-based internet service providers (ISPs).
If BBC iPlayer doesn't recognise your address, you must contact your ISP as they alone can register your address.

If your ISP has registered with the appropriate databases, our servers are updated on a regular basis so you will have to wait until the next refresh to gain access.
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Re: A Farm for the Future

Post: # 143898Post contadino »

The programme's out there on a torrent if you want it.

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Post: # 143901Post bluensm »

Watched it with hubby on Sunday night and thought it was an excellent program! I don't know much about permaculture but it's definitely something I want to look into now. The forest gardens were amazing! And I was quite surprised how 'little' land they had to be self-sufficient, only 7 acres and they had more than they could harvest. I always thought you needed more land than that to survive.

Of course seven acres is still more than we can afford right now but it's something to aim for :lol:

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Post: # 143927Post Shirley »

http://transitionculture.org/2009/02/23 ... l-viewing/ has some info on how you can watch this via the bbc outwith the uk - you need to use Firefox and have a plug in too.
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Post: # 143929Post Odsox »

Shirley wrote:http://transitionculture.org/2009/02/23 ... l-viewing/ has some info on how you can watch this via the bbc outwith the uk - you need to use Firefox and have a plug in too.
Nope ... doesn't work.
Just a black screen with the words ..... Sorry, this video is only available in the UK
Thanks for the thought though Shirley
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Post: # 143938Post Shirley »

doh, was worth a try though. :flower:
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