Is agriculture sustainable? Will there be food for the next generation? Are we destroying the land in a blinkered grab for profit? Beginning spring 2010, the Living Field will look at whether growing crops is sustainable in Scotland - whether people a thousand years from now will still be fed from the land, or whether farmland will give out, with unimaginable consequences.
5000 years of crops and weeds will go back into the history of the cropped lands in Scotland. It will look at the close association of plants and people since agriculture began. It will examine the present state of cropland and predict what will need to be done to keep it productive. It will treat people as part of the farmed ecosystem, not as something external or unnatural, but like other organisms, shaping it and being ruled by it.