Food, farming and social change: The urban and rural

Fellowship Event / Online


Online via Zoom

  • Sustainability
  • Environment

Regenerative Futures is one of the ways that the RSA is showing the need for humans to thrive as part of the Earth’s ecology rather than against it.

Through the lens of the RSA’s sustainable and regenerative approaches to change, and by looking at a real example of positive change by the Kindling Trust alongside the film This Good Earth, we can develop a deeper understanding of how the food and farming system must adapt in order to tackle the climate and ecological crisis.

This event brings together Helen Woodcock FRSA, The Kindling Trust in Manchester, Tina Ellen Lee FRSA, producer of the documentary 'This Good Earth' in Dorset, and film director Robert Golden. During the event we will share ideas and thoughts about the unjust food system and how we can stimulate discussion to encourage change. There will be short talks from Helen and Robert, as well as the opportunity for Q&A and to join the discussion.

Kindling Farm and the Kindling Trust are creating a local food economy that places fairness, sustainability and health at its heart; one that values the growers and producers of food, respects and nurtures the land, and puts the health and well-being of our communities centre stage. They do this through a number of practical food and farming initiatives.

This Good Earth is a 90-minute documentary written and directed by multi-award winning filmmaker and photographer, Robert Golden. The film delves deep into the state of the UK’s food and farming industries at this critical time in Britain’s history - these two sectors combined are financially larger than the aerospace and the car industries.  It’s focused on the South West coastal county of Dorset, but reaches to a far broader audience: farmers, bakers, scientists, health professionals and professors tell their stories.

‘THIS GOOD EARTH is beautifully done.... lovely filming and use of interviews. Really classy.’  Professor Tim Lang. 

If possible, it is recommended to watch the film before joining this event.

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