A Small Farm Future

by Chris Smaje

It has always been a dream to own a smallholding. In recent years I have been growing vegetables, making soap and generally learning to be self sufficient. Reading this book has inspired me to start really thinking about how this could probably become a reality for us all. Smaje describes a world in which our future as we know it cannot be sustained. Capitalism which relies on consumerism, powered by fossil fuels, can only come to an end. It is all of our responsibilities to create ways in which we can allow the human race to continue. As artists I believe we play a significant role in outlining these ways and getting them out into the public sphere. Artists already have access to a means by which to get their ideas across to people. It is just a matter of using this.