“As long as the sun still shines and people still can plan and plant, think and do, we can, if we bother to try, find ways to provide for ourselves without diminishing the planet”.
- Michael Pollan
City of Green Fingers documents a movement of people in the city taking positive, active steps to build a more resilient, sustainable way of living.
The many challenges we face in the modern age can often feel daunting and disheartening. Climate change, war, the refugee crisis, loss of ecosystems and habitats, food insecurity and lack of community, just to name a few. It is easy for these problems to seem insurmountable at times, and even easier to struggle to find a way to make change possible.
Urban farming is part of a movement of people who have chosen to take a stand against these issues by taking steps towards a more sustainable world. This project documents this community who are pioneering a more conscious way of farming and living.
The series features five farms that are operating in Bristol. The project aims to show the work that these farms do in challenging the current ideas of food production. As well as being an example for change, these organisations also offer a sense of community, where in a time of division is greatly needed.