31 Jan 2008
Presentations to the “Cornwall’s Future” conference, November 2007. Campbell, Strahan, Holden & Hopkins.
The last couple of weeks have rather felt like a whirlwind of talks here there and everywhere, travelling late on trains and being up far too late. People often ask about films of talks and where they are available, so here is a recent talk I did that has just been posted online. A few months ago I spoke at **Cornwall’s future – land use, resource depletion & changing climate**, a conference at Duchy College in Cornwall organised by Transition Penwith and Environment Kernow, who are part of the Cornish Strategic Partnership and who bring together a group of various organisations with an interest in sustainability in Cornwall.
The event, which I wrote about here before, was excellent, featuring Dr. Colin Campbell, David Strahan, Patrick Holden and myself. Those good people at Environment Kernow filmed the talks and have just posted them on YouTube. Here is the first part of the talk I gave, which looked at applying the Transition approach to food and farming.
Here is **Part Two**…
and the **Final Part…**
Here is the first part of **Colin Campbell**’s presentation (the other parts link from this one…)
and **Patrick Holden** of the Soil Association.
2 Feb 12:48pm
On a very practical note, tried to watch the Colin Campbell talk from your link and it seems to lead to video1, video4 and then video3.
The Environment Kernow link in your text leads to all four videos in the right order.
And it is really useful to be able to watch some of the best speakers around without having to travel.
Amongst other things, Patrick Holden’s description of the practical issues round accessing local markets is something that TT groups will need to address.
This chimes with a comment from a crofter on Skye who grew vegetables and soft fruit but was largely unable to sell them locally, except from his garden gate, because the local food supply was almost completely controlled by a couple of supermarkets and their fruit and vegetables were brought in via the distribution centre.