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online: Future of Food and Farming
April 28, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The future of food and farming
Are you concerned about biodiversity, food and animal welfare standards, soil fertility and climate emergency? Join us in a free-ranging Q&A
In a follow up session to ‘This Good Earth‘ in February, we return to the issue of soil health, food security and the future for farming and growing in the West Country.
We will be joined by Robert Golden, director of the documentary This Good Earth, (in order to get as much out of this event and our speakers as possible it is recommended that you watch the film in advance);
Liz Bowles (associate director of the Soil Assocation , responsible for leading and managing work with farmers, with agricultural technical, marketing, supply chain and networking queries. Liz has a wealth of experience of agriculture and food both in the UK and internationally. She has worked in the sector for over 20 years and brings a practical approach combined with scientific and sector knowledge to her role);
Philip Colfox ( owner of Symondsbury Estate – a medium sized mixed farming and tourism enterprise near Bridport. Trying to get the right balance on the ground between social, economic and ecological sustainability);
and Ellen Simon (Ellen manages the 600 acre organic Tamarisk Farm, among the first farms certified by the Soil Association and have grown wholesome, organic food since 1960. The family firmly believe in working with nature to produce sustainable and ethical food for their local community).
The evening is an opportunity for questions, discussions and observations on one of the most important issues facing us – the future of our food and farming in a climate emergency and an increasingly unequal society.