∇  CRUCIAL CONVERSATIONS 

∇  HIVE MIND SESSIONS 

∇  TALKS & DISCUSSIONS 

PERMACULTURE

 

HIVE MIND SESSION 
hosted by Permaculture Magazine
Here at Hawkwood’s Seed Festival we have so much experience and expertise within the all the festival goers, we felt to offer Hive Mind Sessions where we cross pollinate each other – it will be buzzing!

Tools for Community Resilence – Alan Heeks
In the years ahead, strengthening local communities will be crucial. This is a chance to learn from many communities through Alan’s research, and share your insights. We’ll explore practical approaches drawing on Alan’s Future Conversations project, which is running pilot programmes around the UK using facilitated conversations and skills training to help communities handle both local issues and climate change.

 

Nature in Mind? What your biology teacher never told you – Roger Duncan
This talk will explore a kind of madness at the core of the developed world that has separated the growth of human cultural systems from the destruction of the environment on which these systems depend and will invite you to radically reimagine the relationship between humans and nature.

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CRUCIAL CONVERSATION

DIRECT ACTION DIGITAL ACTIVISM BOTH
Panel includes: Extinction Rebellion 
LUSH and the If Not Now Digital
If not YOU then WHO?
If not NOW then WHEN?
If not DIRECT then DIGITAL?
The fact is we need all hands to the wheel
in whatever ways and skills you have.
Enjoy this lively debate with this amazing panel
and see how many ways there is to make an impact!

Plant-based for the planet: is it worth it? William Gildea
We often hear that plant-based is better for the environment, but by how much? Is it worth the effort? Are there better diets for the planet? Find out at this engaging 101 on food and the climate, and get some fresh tips on how to plate up for the planet.

 

Three years to transform soil, landscape, community – Biodynamic Association
Biodynamics? See examples of soil transformation, bare fields becoming nature-rich farms. Gardens become places of transformation for the individual, family, community and nature. Biodynamics brings wellbeing to your soil, your soul and your insects. Join the garden rebellion – bring yours alive, soil soul and spirit.

 

 

WELL BEING

 

HIVE MIND SESSION 
hosted by Resurgance & Ecologist Magazine
and the Network of Wellbeing – NOW
Here at Hawkwood’s Seed Festival we have so much experience and expertise within the all the festival goers, we felt to offer Hive Mind Sessions where we cross pollinate each other – it will be buzzing!

Tree Walk – Robin Walter
Author of Living with trees Robin Walter will walk round the grounds of Hawkwood observing the trees and woods, reflecting on their many contributions and considering our future together. What can we do to help our trees? How can we live better with trees and welcome more into our lives?

Reflective council – Roger Duncan
In this session we will hold a space for a form of meeting practiced by indigenous cultures. Council is a way of speaking and listening from the heart that invites us to listen to the emerging ideas that wait patiently beyond the reach of purely intellectual debate.

CRUCIAL CONVERSATION

WHATS ON YOUR PLATE?
VEGAN & SUSTAINABLE FARMING

Panel includes: The Vegan Society 
and Biodynamic Association
With Industrial Agriculture contributing to emissions and water usage
we are having to rethink our choices with food and what we serve up on our plates.
Whether you enjoyed Veganuary or organic local meat this is a sizzling topic with many voices.

Living With Trees – Robin Walter
Why have we lost most of our trees and woods? What role do trees play today? Despite our conquest of nature, trees remain important features in our lives and our landscapes. With an active engagement with trees, we can start to restore the web of life and our place in it.

Land for Food, Food for Health Biodynamic Association
visit the local Stroud Micro Dairy, Stroud Community Agriculture and starter farm and hear about how they work on land funded by the community. Taste the organic raw milk, yogurt, kefir, fresh carrots and other produce on Oakbrook farm which is in conversion to Demeter/Biodynamics.