Designing regenerative food systems: Workshop with Marina O’Connell

Saturday 25 February 2023 at Lansdown Hall, Stroud.

Marina O’Connell is a Director of the Apricot Centre CIC, a carbon negative regenerative farm and wellbeing service in Devon. She is an experienced permaculture designer, trainer and author of Designing Regenerative Food Systems and Why We Need Them Now. Her approach weaves together permaculture design, agroforestry, biodynamic farming and other regenerative techniques.

Marina, with Jules Pretty (Professor of Environment and Society, University of Essex), will give an overview and analysis of the ‘perfect storm’ of challenges facing food production. She argues that we need more farms that can mitigate and adapt to climate change, offset biodiversity loss, and produce lots of local healthy food, while still being a viable business. Marina will share first hand experience of the regenerative farming systems that can meet these challenges.

The day will be interactive and is open to farmers, growers, allotment holders, gardeners and anyone who would like to learn more about how our food impacts climate change. Tea and coffee provided. Please bring your own lunch and soil sample.

Click here to download the workshop flyer

Booking link:

Saturday 25 February 2023 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Lansdown Hall, Stroud, GL5 1BB
£65 or £40 Low income; includes copy of book