We’re extremely pleased to announce the fifth in a stream of partnerships with local & friendly food champions!
We are big fans of the work the 30 Project have done already, and inspired by their vision to ‘be a think + do tank for changing the food system‘.
They aim to tackle the food distribution problem – 1 billion obese, 1 billion starving. Through initiatives such as the FEED Project and now ChangeDinner, the 30 Project aims to “bring together key organizations and activists working around the world on addressing hunger, obesity, and agriculture issues to talk about their visions for the food system and the next 30-years. Many of the best anti-hunger and anti-obesity organizations have been so focused on their important work that they have not been able to work together on common challenges. The 30 Project is gathering the best people together to work towards creating a truly healthy and sustainable global food system.”
If you haven’t already seen Ellen Gustafson, the founder of 30 Project, speaking at TEDxEAST – here’s her 10 minutes of passion & purpose:
The back story: in the early stages here at Bucky Box we decided to forego any marketing budget, and instead work with the best of the local & friendly food champions around the world and give our customers the chance to nominate where these funds will go. We see that these are the individuals & organisations who are making significant headway in catalysing, educating & advocating for a fair, friendly, local food system. We support their work to the hilt.
The Dirt Doctor may not be known worldwide, but they have the knowledge that should be.
You can read more about our visit to The Dirt Doctor, and our first hand recognition of the remarkable achievements of Jim, through his ‘biological farming’ techniques.
We’re excited to say that we’ll be helping spread the word of Jim’s organic farming methods which yield greater than chemical farming, as well as finding ways to support the workshops, resources & tool designs which Jim & his team work hard on.
We’re already talking about our shared vision of working in developing nations, for a rich, diverse, prosperous, local food system where local crops can thrive in healthy soils.
Permaculture is about permanent agriculture – an approach to designing self-sustaining agricultural systems, which is based on the relationships found in nature; an ecological approach rather than simply biological. It’s a philosophy as well as a science. Also, check out PRI’s definition.
Courtesy of PermaculturePrinciples.com
We’re very much looking forward to supporting the Permaculture Research Institute over the coming years, and to learning more about creating a productive food system through the permaculture lens.