Historian Ruth Goodman and archaeologists Alex Langlands and Peter Ginn face up to the challenges of the biggest revolution ever seen in the history of the British countryside as they turn Manor Farm back to how it was run in the Second World War. When Britain entered the war, two-thirds of all Britain's food was imported - and now it was under threat from a Nazi blockade. To save Britain from starvation, the nation's farmers were tasked with doubling food production in what Churchill called 'the frontline of freedom'. This meant ploughing up 6.5 million acres of unused land - a combined area bigger than the whole of Wales.
Of course, looking at it through the lens of a permaculturalist/low carber/progressive libertarian is painful at times. I'd be great to discuss many of the issues this series brings up.
My project thread Agriculture collects solar energy two-dimensionally; but silviculture collects it three dimensionally.
thank you so much for sharing these vids...great lessons. If only they knew about tree crops - but when nazis are knocking on the door, planting a baby english oak doesnt make a whole lot of sense. Super sad to hear about all the tilling though...after 60 years it could surely recover but yeah - no bueno