In this end-of-year edition we talk food with Mick McEvoy. Originally from Ireland, he lives and works at Plum Village, a Zen Buddhist community in France established by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh more than forty years ago.
There, he mindfully manages the Happy Farm, which grows seasonal organic food for its community and the thousands of guests who travel there annually to take part in retreats. Mick also facilitates numerous retreats each year, integrating the practice of mindfulness with agro-ecology, nature connection, deep ecology and rewilding.
Inner Green Deal host Tamsin Walker spoke to Mick about growing our own food, the benefits in rekindling that skill, the concept of 'interbeing' and the cinematic experience that is "soil in action".
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Plum Village: https://plumvillage.org/about/plum-village
Happy Farm: https://plumvillage.org/community/happy-farm
Wendell Berry Poem: https://onbeing.org/poetry/the-man-born-to-farming/
Mick McEvoy: https://www.parallax.org/authors/mick-mcevoy/
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