The joy of growing food in your backyard is a mercilessly disregarded theme in today’s music. Luckily, Formidable Vegetable Sound System is here to change that.
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#GMO ingredients warning at a Japanese street restaurant in London. Well at least they're letting the public know... ---------- #monsanto #GMfood #GE #GM #seedfreedom #geneticmodification #GMlabelling ...

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Yeah baby! #Permaculture is becoming the new music genre of the moment! Share if you dig what this guy is doing.
#growfood #urbangardening #urbanfarming #urbanfarm #sustainableliving #transitiontowns #growfoodeverywhere #compost #growfoodnotlawns

My friend Ryan who has been rocking the permaculture scene for the past decade said to me, "Polish, if I posted a photo of a janky-ass compost bin made from 4 old pallets and some monkey ties in my Facebook feed," I would have gotten 2 likes, and 3 comments from my friends telling me I did it wrong. You, post it, and it gets 2000 likes, 100 shares, and all sorts of comments and conversation around permaculture. It's awesome." It's hilarious. But he's right. For whatever reason, artists taking up a cause, and aligning their art with it, can have a major impact. If you'd like to see more artists using their platform to catalyze change, share this photo of my janky-ass compost bin, and consider contributing to our campaign to push this movement forward! We are in our last 3 days of funding!

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Review: Newham Recorder – Formidable Vegetable Sound System reap Lovebox success

  Antipodean rockers, Formidable Vegetable Sound System managed to “cultivate” a wildly dancing crowd at Lovebox on July 19. Read the full story here.

Next Stop: BOOM

Formidable Vegetable Sound System will be opening (yes, OPENING) Europe’s biggest electronic music, arts and lifestyle festival- BOOM this week in Idanha-A-Nova, Portugal. Check it out.

Bulgaria & European Permaculture Convergence

It was a sunny and humid with summer storm clouds brewing in the mountains when we flew into Sofia last Wednesday morning. Having been smashing the UK tour pretty much…

‘We’re running out of oil!” Formidable Veg live on BBC London

Yesterday morning after breakfast we had the great pleasure of going on prime-time London radio to announce to the world through song that ‘We’re running out of oil!” I’m not…

Formidable Veg on BBC Sussex

Had a lovely chat with Sarah Gorrell on BBC Radio Sussex yesterday arvo and busted out a groovy version of Waste with Mal Webb on the facial Beet Box. Check…

City of London Festival: Inside the Bowler Hat

Ever wondered what it’s like being inside a gigantic bowler hat? Neither had I until we got invited to play in one in the middle of London! Last week we…

Could GMO ever actually benefit us?

I unintentionally opened up an interesting debate on the Formidable Vegetable Facebook page the other day after posting a link to AVAAZ’s Seed Savers’ Noah’s Ark campaign calling to form…

Formidable Veg on BBC Radio Bristol

Charlie chats with Laura Rawlings on BBC Radio Bristol last week about the UK Tour.

Glastonbury Festival 2014

We have survived our mission to the maddest festival on Earth – and what a festival of contrasts it is! Tiny solar, wind and bicycle-powered stages, twenty-year old permaculture gardens…

Glastonbury Madness!

Well, we’re halfway through our stint at Glastonbury Festival and it is absolutely PUMPING here! Amongst the mud and madness, we’ve seen the likes of Lily Allen, Nitin Sawhney and…

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  • Few days off to chill on a narrow boat on the Thames at the Hampton Ferry- the oldest continuous running ferry service on the river: over 500 years!
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  • The Bath House and sauna at #Chistiania. A welcome refuge from the chilly autumn eve.
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