Joost Bakker on Urban Farming, Food and festival21

Joost Bakker on Urban Farming, Food and festival21

As the ‘Western diet’ continues to spread worldwide and diverging movements of ‘fast’ and ‘slow’ food become ever more polarised – with enormous health and environmental consequences – I sit down with friend and colleague Joost Bakker to talk all things food, farming and future.

Joost, with one-half of the world’s population now living in cities – for the first time in history – and at the same time our modern food system is now the single biggest driver of global greenhouse gasses – how do you see these two processes are linked?

I see it as a fantastic opportunity to drastically change the way we grow our food. In 2008 I designed and built a restaurant that sat in the heart of Melbourne’s

Joost Bakker is a creative, architect, chef and fifth-generation tulip farmer. Founder of BROTHL and SILO, Melbourne’s first low-waste restaurants, he has a keen eye for making meaningful changes to the way we grow, serve and eat our food.

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