James has a varied background. He was a combat soldier for 8 years and left the military in 2009 and has been somewhat obsessed with food ever since. He has used food as medicine in order to counteract the effects of PTSD. James told me that when you reduce the inflammation in the body by eating foods that are anti-inflammatory you will give your mind and body a better chance to overcome depression and other chronic diseases.
After speaking to James over a month ago, and then subsequently doing this podcast I was intrigued by the concept of building gardens that supply food on a continual basis. I came across a TED talk where a lady from the UK decided that she wanted to do this in a town called Todmorden.
What is a Permaculture garden?
Permaculture gardens are engineered as self-sustaining systems for growing food. By utilizing processes inherently found in nature, we can increase productivity and reduce energy input. Plant Guilds are designed into the food forest system working together to produce food or support the production of food.
I hope you enjoy this episode and that you are excited about perhaps starting one in your community
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This is an example here in the UK