Food vs Farming: Do we have to choose?

Food vs Farming: Do we have to choose?

Food for Thought: A talk series about what we eat

Saturday 27 Jan, Saturday 2 March, Saturday 6 April, Saturday 27 April

2-4pm, with each one hour talk commencing at 2.30pm sharp

The Food Museum and EA Sustain present a special series of talks in conjunction with the ‘Meat the Future’ exhibition, discussing the sustainability of our food industry. Hear from acclaimed writers and innovators sharing their knowledge and expertise on food, farming and sustainability. The events will be moderated by Joanne Ooi, founder and director of EA Sustain Festival.

Food vs Farming: Do we have to choose? with John Pawsey and Jake Fiennes 

Saturday 27 January

In 1991, leading regenerative farmer John Pawsey converted Shimpling Park Farm, Suffolk, to organic production amid concerns about soil health and wildlife decline. Since then, John has managed to reverse wildlife decline, improve soil health and make his farm profitable.

Jake Fiennes is the Conservation Manager at Holkham Estate, Norfolk and author of Land Healer. His habitat restoration and agricultural work at Holkham have enabled wildlife to flourish – bringing back wetlands, hedgerows, birds and butterflies over 25,000 acres of land – without sacrificing crop yields.

The two of them will recount the experiments and strategies which allowed them to find the right balance between habitat restoration and agricultural productivity.

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