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Soil Summer School – Book your place now

11 Jun

People’s Kitchen in Glastonbury

3 Mar

A 3 course feast is being prepared by volunteers from Gladtown Forge in Glastonbury to raise money for Frack Free Somerset. What: A 3 course feast. Suitable for vegans & totally delicious. Where: Bridie’s Yard, Beckery Road, Glastonbury When: Tuesday 11th March 7pm. Donation: £5 How to book: Email your name & how many places […]

The True Cost of Extreme Energy – Banner Talk Glastonbury & Bristol

5 Feb

Frack Free Somerset are hosting a talk based around the ‘True Cost of Coal’ Banner, created by The Beehive Collective, from North America, a consensus-based volunteer-run graphics collective. The Banner tells the story of Mountain Top Removal in the Appalachian Mountains, and the contemporary story of energy, resource extraction and American Empire. With a gigantic […]

Glastonbury Seed Swap – Saturday 8th March

5 Feb

How could Fracking affect Farming? Public Meeting

5 Feb

What: How could Fracking affect Farming? Public meeting for local food producers & landowners Where: Wells Town Hall, Market Place, Town Hall, Wells, Somerset BA5 2RB When: Wednesday 26th February, 7 – 9pm How to Book: http://www.frackfreesomerset.org/land/

Announcing Frack Free February!

1 Feb

Frack Free February is a Month of Action in Somerset with public meetings, talks, stalls, workshops, actions and more all raising awareness about the threats to our communities and the bigger picture of extreme energy. **Click here to see a chronological list of what is happening** FILM SHOWINGS & PUBLIC MEETINGS These meetings are an […]

Permaculture & Curry Evening

1 Feb

7pm on the 22nd of March 2014 at Moose Hall, Taunton TICKETS £7 Please email tauntonveg@gmail.com or phone 07901 664860 to buy tickets. The evening will consist of a talk introducing the idea of permaculture (approx 50 minutes long) followed by a meal of either curry or ratatouille (served with rice and salads). A range […]

Resilience to Repression Night

30 Jan

Carnist next weekend!

26 Jan

Food Sovereignty: A critical dialogue – Plenary Session Two

25 Jan

Starting the second plenary was Jennifer Clapp from the University of Waterloo, Canada talking about the ‘Financialization, Distance and Global Food Politics’ (conference paper # 5). Unfortunately I missed a lot of Jennifer’s session but I did hear her describe the concept of extraction – in relationship on the microscale of food & nourishment for […]

Food Sovereignty: A critical dialogue – Plenary Session One

25 Jan

Speaking first was Elizabeth Mpofu, General Coordinator, La Via Campesina who said just because we don’t have a high formal education doesn’t mean we can’t think for ourselves or organise a global movement. Hell yeah. Scholars can critically analyse and explore what our movements are doing, but we ultimately, as organisers and growers, are creating […]

Food Sovereignty: A Critical Dialogue Colloquium

25 Jan

Yesterday I attended the event ‘Food Sovereignty, a critical dialogue at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), The Hague, The Netherlands. The day was a powerhouse of mainly academics and a few organisers, who had come together to have a dialogue about food sovereignty. Much of which was based on the submission of academic […]

Access to Markets

8 Jan

The third session I attended at the Oxford Real Farming Conference was ‘Access to Markets’. My thoughts on this subject have been a mindful since thinking about anarchist economics and noncommercial agriculture. Nevertheless, it was an interesting session. Ceinwenn Lally from the Plunkett Foundation started the discussion saying that demand is not in contention and […]

Seed Security Workshop

8 Jan

The second workshop I attended was on Seed Security. Ben Raskin from the Soil Association talked about how in reality we’ve created huge living gene bank all over the planet, with seeds historically all being open-pollinated. Now we face changes such as climate change and inconsistency of weather, as well as new pests and diseases. […]

Reclaim the Fields Workshop

8 Jan

The first workshop I attended was actually the one I was helping to facilitate – introducing Reclaim the Fields. We started with a go round to see why people had came, and learnt of a lot of people attracted to more radical and anti-capitalist ideas. We then introduced Reclaim the Fields and read the ‘Who […]