The revolutionary power of compost

Can plants be political? This fascinating article showcases people who certainly think so. It looks at groups of community gardeners who are using the cultivation of food crops to make social and political points, such as rejecting the poor standards of the global food industry by planting all public areas in a town with edible crops in a bid to become a self-sufficient community in food.

As such an essential part of life, food does have the potential to be a political rallying point, and by taking matters into their own hands, these inspiring people point to a new way of thinking about food production – one that very much tallies with the ideas of permaculture and sustainable gardening.