Some weekends all I want to do is stay in my pyjamas and gently move from kitchen, to sofa, to bed. This is one of those weekends. So I asked a friend and ex-TED employee to come up with a list of great, inspiring talks to fill my and your weekend with. Sit back and enjoy!

“We gotta flip the script on what a ‘gangster’ is…..if you ain’t a gardener….you ain’t gangsta.” Ron Finley grows a nourishing food culture in South Central L.A.’s food desert by planting the seeds and tools for healthy eating.

“Field notes on the future of food.” Dan Barber is a chef and a scholar — relentlessly pursuing the stories and reasons behind the foods we grow and eat.

Malcolm Gladwell gets inside the food industry’s pursuit of the perfect spaghetti sauce — and makes a larger argument about the nature of choice and happiness.

Britta Riley wanted to grow her own food (in her tiny apartment). So she and her friends developed a system for growing plants in discarded plastic bottles

Birke Baehr wants us to know how our food is made, where it comes from, and what’s in it. At age 11, he’s planning a career as an organic farmer.

What if human consciousness isn’t the end-all and be-all of Darwinism? What if we are all just pawns in corn’s clever strategy game to rule the Earth? Michael Pollan asks us to see the world from a plant’s-eye view.