Spencer Murphy spent a couple of days in Spain with Alonso and Merce on their farm, shooting for the Gaia Foundation’s ‘We Feed The World Project’.
Alonso and Merce are seed savers/guardians and are retrieving ancient indigenous varieties of cereals, especially wheat. They run a small scale biodynamic, terraced farm on the side of a mountain in Andalusia. There they grow a diverse range of vegetables, aromatic herbs and heritage wheat for seed diversity. They cultivate the seeds which they save in a small store and sell online. Alonso is the president of the Andalusian seeds savers network.
Gaia Foundation have teamed up with curator Cheryl Newman to produce the ‘We Feed The World Project’
We Feed the World is a global photographic campaign that aims to engage a large, mainstream audience in the future of our food supply and challenge the myth that we need an industrial food system to feed a growing global population.
Through a series of images, shot by over 40 award-winning photographers, the project will celebrate the small, family farmers that currently feed over 70 percent of the world’s population and showcase the positive impact sustainable agriculture has on our health, environment, culture and society.
The project will culminate in an exhibition and book.