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This Good Earth is Robert Golden’s second West Dorset documentary, looking at what is happening to our food, locally, and globally. It follows the success of the first documentary made about the region 14 years ago. SAVOURING WEST DORSET, which was part of a television series of 13 regions across Europe. Encouraged by local producers, Robert made THIS GOOD EARTH, addressing many issues about our food, farming, soil, health and human rights.

Please watch the film here – https://this-good-earth.com – before participating in what will be an inspiring discussion about what can we do locally about our food, health and food security.

To join in the conversation please book via Eventbrite   https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/a-conversation-about-the-future-of-food-with-bridport-food-festival-tickets-155097814739

The Panel:

Helen Woodcock, one of the founders,  with Chris Walsh, of The Kindling Trust  https://kindling.org.uk/Farm Kindling Farm Trust is their response to an unsustainable and unjust food system. Helen and Chris are creating a food economy that places fairness, sustainability and health at its heart. They value the growers and producers of their food, they respect and nurture the land and they put the health and well-being of their community at the heart of their enterprise. We are excited by Helen and Chris’s work towards cooperative farming, training, food security, developing markets and the direct relationship between farmer/grower and customers/local shops/schools etc. We believe this will be a helpful conversation for Bridport, in its journey towards local food security. Robert and Helen will lead a conversation for the RSA on Regenerative Futures, connecting project work on the future of food and farming through the Kindling Trust and while using This Good Earth to encourage conversations and to provide learning.

Candida Blaker, of Bridport, is involved with the Seeding Our Future’s Food Security project, which is focussed on adapting to Climate Change.                        Seeding Our Future’s activities include research, an Ambassador Allotment Scheme, community workshops, and various information-sharing mechanisms including a ‘Bridport Food Matters’ website https://www.bridportfoodmatters.net/  It helps join the dots between the town’s various food related initiatives, in partnership with the Bridport Local Food Group and Transition Town Bridport. Candida is also an organic farmer who previously worked with Linda Hull on Food Future Bridport. Candida’s concerns are climate change, health, community participation, and access to good food in Bridport and beyond.

Philip Colfox of Symondsbury Estate, provides farmland and buildings on the west side of Bridport for people to enjoy. He gave access and information for Robert while filming TGE. Philip is finding a way to connect people closer to the life-giving properties of the land and nature. This involves the big question: how to create a post-industrial landscape and rural economy which maximises human health and wildlife, while still providing people with the standard of living they expect. Critical to this is to grow, prepare and deliver nature-friendly, delicious foods that are so attractive everyone buys them in preference to the convenient but almost certainly highly damaging alternatives. Philip wishes to involve as many people as possible in the journey to restore nature and to create fine healthful foods as part of his solutions.

With thanks for the generous support of Dorset Council (West Dorset District Council), Awards for All, National Lottery, AONB Dorset, Philip Colfox, HOME in Bridport, Opera Circus and Bridport Town Council and to the Bridport Food Festival for sharing this event.

To join in the conversation please book via Eventbrite  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/a-conversation-about-the-future-of-food-with-bridport-food-festival-tickets-155097814739

YOU WILL RECEIVE YOUR LINK TO THE EVENT ON THE MORNING OF THE 17TH JUNE 2021. Please check in your spam if it hasn’t arrived or email tinaellenlee@gmail.com

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