A Small Farm Future - How We Feed the World and Nurture the Planet


Making the case for a society built around local economies, self-provisioning agricultural diversity and a shared earth.


Chris Smaje, author of A Small Farm Future and co-founder of Vallis Veg in Frome discusses the ways in which a small farm future can be realised in the UK and globally, and why it is a critical and urgent pathway to address our ecological crisis. Cordelia Rowlatt from Vallis Veg brings to life their experience as farmers on a smallholding on the outskirts of Frome in Somerset, UK.



Chris and Cordelia are joined by James Turner from communications organisation Glimpse, who are exploring the role that storytelling and messaging play in the transition towards regenerative agriculture, and by Peter Macfadyen, author of Flatpack Democracy and a passionate advocate for local solutions to global problems.


This event was organised by The Gaia Foundation in collaboration with Be the Earth Foundation as part of We Feed the World in Frome. With thanks to the Rise and Whittox Gallery for hosting the talk and exhibition, to partner exhibition venue The Gallery at the Station, and to events partners 42 Acres, Vallis Veg, Glimpse and AngelFish Productions.


This talk is part of a series of three talks which took place in September 2021.