This was a delightful sequence to film, travelling West into the English countryside to meet two people equally passionate about the importance of David Fleming’s concept of localisation. In particular they are concerned about what is wrong with the kind of global food system that has taken over our lives (“supermarkets are the enemy…but we love them”). But more importantly both Sir Roger Scruton, the philosopher, and Helena Norberg-Hodge, the anthropologist, are inspired by David Fleming’s work in driving forward the practical alternative – the growth of the local food movement (“it’s the economics of happiness”).

As his famous quote goes,
“Localisation stands, at best, at the limits of practical possibility. But it has the decisive argument in its favour that there will be no alternative.”

Here is the full version of our taster on place, localisation and community, giving a first sense of what may appear in the final film:

And this is the tighter version focused on local food that I cooked up for Facebook:

Next stop on on my fascinating odyssey around the brain of David Fleming is set to take me to a Repair Café this weekend, where the principles of the Transition Towns movement are challenging our throw-away society…