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A Small Farm Future with Chris Smaje

Tuesday November 28th
Doors & drinks 6.30pm; Talk starts 7pm

Like it or not, the prospect is for a future with lower energy and therefore a less urbanized world. This will probably require more localised agricultures more closely keyed to local needs for food and fibre, within the limitations of the local ecological base.

In this talk, farmer and social scientist Chris Smaje will briefly outline what these localised agricultures might look like, ecologically and socially. He’ll then discuss the political issues likely to arise in getting from the present to that future – particularly conflicts over access to land and state-civil society relationships. 

He’ll argue that to make the best of this, it’s necessary to jettison most modern politics (liberal, socialist, nationalist etc) and look to more subterranean political traditions like agrarian populism, civic republicanism and distributism to inspire the emerging small farm future.

Kairos, 84 Tottenham Court Road, London W1T 4TG

Doors open at 6.30pm for drinks. The talk will start at 7pm followed by a one-pot vegan supper and discussion.

£8 members, £15 non-members. Food and drink complimentary.