Food, Farming & Healing Our World — Advaya

Food, Farming & Healing Our World

A unique series of gatherings exploring how food and farming can heal our world.

food, farming & healing our world; Chris Smaje; Rob Hopkins; Martin shaw; Vandana Shiva

A unique series of gatherings exploring how food and farming can heal our world.

By Chelsea Green Publishing and Advaya, two organisations at the forefront of transformative learning and the politics and practice of sustainability


We will explore how approaches to food and farming can dramatically transform our relationships with soil, soul and society to create thriving lives for people everywhere.

Through a series of 4 weekly online events, we will uncover the connections between Food & Farming and:

  • Ecology & Ecosystems;
  • The Economy & Community;
  • Mythology & Our Relationship with Nature;
  • Cultural Narratives & Imagination.

Participants will have the privilege to learn from farmers, thinkers, nutritional experts and practitioners from around the world.

We will gain understanding of dynamic solutions that are reviving ecosystems, communities and cultures globally, as well as ecological, cultural and practical approaches to transforming how we live, think and act.

The gatherings are designed to be transformational. Learnings are embedded in traditional practices, science and recent research, and aim to enrich human life in times of ecological crisis.

Event Breakdown

Seeding Liberation on the Land

The Economy & Community: Wednesday 27 January 2021

Vandana Shiva, Oneness vs The 1%: Shattering Illusions, Seeding Freedom;
Leah Penniman, Farming While Black: Soul Fire Farm’s practical guide to liberation on the land;
Chris Smaje, A Small Farm Future: Making the case for a society built around local economies self-provisioning agricultural diversity and a shared earth;
Abby Rose, Farmerama.

Working with Nature to Heal the Earth

Ecology & Ecosystems: Wednesday 3 February 2021

Derek Gow, Bringing Back the Beaver: The story of one man’s quest to rewild Britain’s waterways;
Judith Schwartz, The Reindeer Chronicles and Other Inspiring Stories of Working with Nature to Heal the Earth;
Martin Lee Mueller, Being Salmon Being Human: Encountering the wild in us and us in the wild;
Ben Goldfarb, Eager: The Surprising Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter.
Encountering the Wild in Us and Us in the Wild

Encountering the Wild Within Us & Us In The Wild

Mythology & Our Relationship with Nature: Wednesday 10 February 2021

Martin Shaw, Courting the Wild Twin;
Sy Montgomery, Tamed and Untamed: Close Encounters of the Animal Kind;
Gary Paul Nabhan, Mesquite: An arboreal love affair;
Isabel Losada, The Joyful Environmentalist.
Imagining Our Futures

Visioning Our Futures

Cultural Narratives & Imagination: Wednesday 17 February 2021

Rob Hopkins, From What Is to What If: Unleashing the power of imagination to create the future we want;
Jane Davidson, #futuregen: Lessons from A Small Country;
Gillian Burke, BBC Springwatch;
Kara Moses.

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