My name is James (or Jimmy) and I am very passionate about promoting the role of locally grown organic food. I think our food system that ships food all across the country (and the world) just doesn’t make sense in a world that is obviously suffering under the strain of human impact. Having come from a background in civil engineering and urban planning, I have spent the last few years volunteering abroad on small scale organic and permaculture farms in a number of countries and have developed a strong sense of how food can be grown efficiently and without chemicals in relatively small spaces. I hope to use this knowledge to begin making small steps towards a less ridiculous food system.
My first step is to raise some capital to start a small backyard based urban farming project in Brisbane, you can read about or donate to the campaign here www.startsomegood.com/backyardfarming. During this campaign, I will be cycling solo and unassisted from Brisbane to Hobart dressed as a giant carrot in an effort to highlight the stupid distances that food is transported to get to our supermarket shelves.
I hope this will be the first of many cycle farming adventures and ultimately I would like to start a farm myself using pedal powered machinery.
Me in 30 years.