Veganic Gardeners’ Question Time
Kerri Waters – Viva! Farmers Coordinator will host an entertaining evening with some twenty-four carrot advice from herbalist Keith Robertson, permaculture teacher Aranya and veg grower Piers Warren.
Please send your questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday 24th February
7pm-7.45pm UK Time
Event line up:
Kerri Waters – Viva! Farmers Coordinator
Kerri Waters is a PhD researcher and project coordinator for Viva! Farming – an organisation helping animal farmers transition to alternative forms of farming. Her interest in farming and food grew when she worked for Defra during her studies at the Rural Payment Agency processing subsidies for farmers. It was here that she first understood the financial and political problems the farming community faces in today’s modern food system. Driven by a passion for food, she has worked as a chef in kitchens across the UK and France and studied French cuisine in Paris. She became vegan in 2016 after realising the environmental impacts of animal agriculture and meeting the love of her life – a cairn terrier called Rufus. Since then, she has campaigned for a better world for animals and a fairer food system. She is currently conducting doctoral research looking at a just transition for animal farmers beyond animal-based agriculture.
Viva! Farming: https://vivafarming.org.uk/
Founder of the Scottish School of Herbal Medicine at Drimlabarra Herb Farm on the Isle of Arran. Established in 2000, the farm is run on Veganic/Stockfree lines combining vegan (100% vegetarian) and organic philosophy.
We are in effect, a Vegan sanctuary and retreat centre, dedicated to researching planetary health via herbal treatments, diet, cooking and raw food and practical hands-on green living. Our interest lies in community building and cooperation. People can participate through interactive learning including attendance at workshops, individual consultations, apprenticeships and open day visits.
Scottish School of Herbal Medicine Courses:
10 month Home Help Correspondence Course.
Apprenticeship in Herbal Medicine 56 days of immersive medicinal plant study from May 3rd to June 27th 2022. Starts now by Distance Learning Course.
Celtic Herbal Medicine Intensive 22nd to the 31st August
see www.veganherbal.com for details.
Conservationist, author and keen grower of organic fruit and vegetables. He is the founder of Wildeye – The International School of Wildlife Film-making. Writer of several books and co-author of The Vegan Cook and Gardener.
More about Piers https://wildeye.co.uk/piers-warren/The Vegan Cook & Gardener https://veganorganic.net/product/vegan-cook-and-gardener/
Aranya: is one of Britain’s leading permaculture teachers, having taught nearly 100 two-week permaculture design courses (PDCs) since 2005. He’s author of the popular ‘Permaculture Design – a Step-by-Step Guide’, translated into 5 languages, and launched an online course last summer based on the design process described in the book. He’s currently finishing a second book, about the application of systems thinking and patterns in permaculture design, due to be published in 2022. He’s been gardening for 35 years, loves growing food and is especially interesting in low-input systems like forest gardening and no-dig.
Aranya’s website: https://www.learnpermaculture.com
Veganic Gardeners’ Question Time hopes to inspire and bring new ideas to foragers, growers and gardeners alike.
Now more than ever it is vital that we engage with how our food is grown.
Tune into our show and become part of the growing revolution which can not only transform your garden plot but also change the way the world grows its food.
A Vegan Organic Network production.