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Farmer Podcast Club: 298- Fordlandia

Posted by Lilli Klamke on July 03, 2018

Enjoy listening to your weekly Farmer Podcast Club episode. 298- Fordlandia: 99% Invisible Released Mar 07, 2018 In the late 1920s, the Ford Motor Company bought up millions of acres of land in Brazil. They loaded boats with machinery and supplies, and shipped them deep into the Amazon rainforest. Workers cut down trees and cleared the land and then they built a rubber plantation in the middle of one of the wildest places on earth. But Henry Ford wanted this community — called “Fordlândia” — to be more than just a huge plantation. He envisioned an industrial utopia. He paid … Continue reading Farmer Podcast Club: 298- Fordlandia