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George Monbiot in Edinburgh

Wednesday 18th May

  • Venue Greenside Church, 1b Royal Terrace, Edinburgh, EH7 5AB
  • Doors open 7.30pm
  • Start time 8pm
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George Monbiot is one of our most celebrated and distinguished thinkers on the environment. His bestselling book Feral argued for a new, positive environmentalism based on restoring and rewilding our damaged ecosystems on land and at sea. In his new book Regenesis, he turns his attention to food. 

For the first time since the Neolithic, Monbiot argues, we have the opportunity to transform not only our food system but our entire relationship to the living world.

For years, we have ploughed, fenced and grazed great tracts of the planet, felling forests, killing wildlife, and poisoning rivers and oceans to feed ourselves. Yet millions still go hungry, and now the food system itself is beginning to falter. But, as George Monbiot shows us, we can resolve the biggest of our dilemmas and feed the world without devouring the planet. Drawing on astonishing advances in soil ecology, Monbiot reveals how our changing understanding of the world beneath our feet could allow us to grow more food with less farming. He meets the people who are unlocking these methods, from the fruit and vegetable grower revolutionising our understanding of fertility; through breeders of perennial grains, liberating the land from ploughs and poisons; to the scientists pioneering new ways to grow protein and fat. Together, they show how the tiniest life forms could help us make peace with the planet, restore its living systems, and replace the age of extinction with an age of regenesis.

We hope you can join us to hear more from George on this awe-inspiring vision of a new future for food and for humanity.