Chilling short story tonight on Radio 4 set in the future of what’s left of flooded Belgium due to global warming, The Fortress of Bruges. I was strongly reminded of the powerful news headline montage at the end of the Age of Stupid film, as well as of course the outpost of archives that Pete Postlethwaite’s character survives in.
Luckily there had been a couple of uplifting programmes earlier in the day: The Food Programme was looking at the National Trust’s shift to focusing on growing food sustainably and selling it in their shops and cafes; making allotments available and enabling community supported agriculture to get going too.
And after that, Gardeners Question Time was from Transition Town Number One, Totnes in Devon, with a visit to a garden share scheme.
Closer to home, we are very excited about our own Transition Town mini Green Festival at Bill Quay Community Farm, on Saturday 25th June, 11 – 4 pm. Talks on bee-keeping and forest gardening (excellent Food Programme on that a while back, and you can still listen again), and on international Green activism, plus live music, wildlife gardening and planting seeds to take away to grow your own food.
Lots of stalls with info, crafts and local foods too. See you there!