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Oral histories project – Who feeds us?

Harbin, Anne


Anne Harbin
Associate Director Media & Journalism


A significant proportion of people are disconnected from where their food comes from. Where once there were strong relationships between farmers and consumers, many people now have little idea where the food they eat is produced or who the people are who are growing and raising it. This disconnection means that there is little understanding of agriculture or land management, and a lack of awareness about how the food we eat impacts on the environment and ecology of our land. This project, run by Bristol Food Connections, aims to reconnect people with our rural hinterland by introducing some of the farmers and food producers in and around Bristol, capturing the stories of the people who feed us and why they farm, what their life as a farmer is like, and how COVID-19 has impacted them as producers.

Digital Artefact Type Website Content
Deposit Date Jun 10, 2024
Keywords podcast oral history food production
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Additional Information This project is a collaboration between Bristol Food Connections festival, the University of the West of England and Bristol Food Producers, with funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund and the Nineveh Charitable Trust.

Thanks to UWE Students (MA History and MA Audio Documentary): Katherine White, Tom Leslie, Daniel Clewlow, Isobel Howe, Libby Everall, Amber Lindley, Leah Lin.

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