Survival: Highgrove – Natures Kingdom

The first (1993) in-depth television examination of Prince Charles work on his estate at Highgrove in Gloucestershire, it particularly concentrates on the wildlife he has there I found. Cameraman Maurice Tibbles spent 18 months filming the story through the changing seasons and focuses on the Princes commitment to organic farming and conservation.

I liked this look into all wild life and their systems on an organic farm, a side you don’t always get to see in agricultural and horticultural documentaries. People seemed to like previous posts I made regarding a look at Highgrove so thought I’d share this as well.

Prince Charles Speech On The Future Of Food

I really enjoyed this talk by Prince Charles on sustainable food production, couldn’t fault it what so ever really, I particularly liked the part he discussed regarding farming subsidies and a redistribution of funds towards more sustainable systems of production. Make sure you watch the full talk to get the full context of his argument for including the “true cost” of how we are currently producing food and why it is we need to change.

The Prince of Wales told an audience of students and faculty (in May 4 2011) that the model of food production prevalent in the 21st century world just doesn’t work. This was at the “The Future of Food” at Georgetown University, hosted by Washington Post Live.

“We will have to develop much more sustainable, or durable forms of food production because the way we have done things up to now are no longer as viable as they once appeared to be,”

I suppose if your lazy, busy or have a short attention span you could watch this quick 10 minute speech he done on the same issue:

Highgrove: Prince Charles Organic Garden

“The Prince of Wales takes (gardener) Alan Titchmarsh on a tour of Highgrove House – his own personal retreat and family home. Prince Charles gives a remarkably informal and candid interview about the outlet for his gardening aspirations, offering a rare insight into a royal passion. The Highgrove estate has become synonymous with all things organic, and Alan finds out from Head Gardener Debs Goodenough and her team what inspired the beliefs of the most hands-on royal gardener in history.”

Great tour around his land by him and his staff and good look into how he come to be a believer in and and advocate for organic gardening and sustainability. You’ll see things like walled kitchen veg gardens, wild flower meadows, composting techniques, creating comfrey liquid feed, gray water reed beds etc

Link to the nursery that supplies Highrove: http://www.duchyofcornwallnursery.co.uk/