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As governments across the globe declare climate emergencies, and a United Nations report warns that a million more species could become extinct within decades, the role of farming is under scrutiny as never before. In the July/August issue of Resurgence & Ecologist, we explore the future of farming and how we can work together to change things for the better.

Thembi Mutch looks at the banana trade in Tanzania, and Ed Davey explores how China's dietary choices impact on the rest of the world. Harry Barton, from Devon Wildlife Trust, reflects on the UK's withdrawal from the European Union and the opportunity this provides to put in place policies that benefit nature and agriculture.

We feature an interview with former Irish president Mary Robinson who praises the passion and energy fuelling the school strikes. "We need to listen and learn from the passion of our young people and show them that there is indeed a way for our political and economic systems to meet their cries for action", she says.

In our Ethical Living section, Anna Turns meets businesswoman Geetie Singh-Watson and learns more about her commitment to environmental activism, while in our arts section we discover that wild-flower meadows are not only a buzzing ecosystem, but also a source of inspiration for artist Jessica Albarn.

Opinions on farming and diet are often polarised, but as the environmental crisis threatens to snatch the very food from our mouths, we don't have time for division and finger-pointing. As Gareth Morgan, head of policy at the Soil Association, reminds us, "farmers should be seen as part of the solution and must be supported to make the transition to climate-friendly farming solutions." It is imperative that we work together.

We invite you to read our featured articles on farming and climate change from this issue of Resurgence & Ecologist and hope you find much to enjoy.

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Feature articles

Rebelling from a Nonviolent Heart

Rebelling from a Nonviolent Heart

Extinction Rebellion has consciously used the power of nonviolent civil disobedience as an embodied practice of love asking for the needs of the Earth to be safeguarded. Skeena Rathor explores the how this manifests in XR campaigns.
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Staying Power

Staying Power

Zion Lights interviews George Marshall, author of Don't Even Think About It: Why Our Brains are Hardwired to Ignore Climate Change, about the cultural shift as a result of extreme weather patterns and the importance of keeping climate on the agenda.
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Imagining a Brave New World

Imagining a Brave New World

As Britain prepares for the future of farming beyond the Common Agricultural Policy, Harry Barton, Chief Executive of Devon Wildlife Trust, considers what a more enlightened farming policy might look like. He implores the government to put nature recover at the heart of future policy.
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Food Forests

Food Forests

Simple ideas often have the most impact. Joe St Clair talks of a grassroots project that turns plots into sustainable ecosystems providing healthy food for communities and benefiting wildlife. The forest gardens regenerate the soil, stabilise erosion and mitigate climate change - a win, win situation for all.
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Land is Life

Land is Life

Satish Kumar recently visited a nature reserve in Transylvania where bears, wolves and lynxes still roam. Nestled alongside the mountain reserve, smallholders cultivate the land, as their ancestors have done for generations. Now a new centre for self-sufficient living aims to preserve this rich farming heritage.
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Creating a Chakra Garden

Creating a Chakra Garden

The head gardener at Findhorn's education centre knows a thing or two about mindful planting! In this article, gardener Mike Hall and his colleague Abbott Chrisman guide us through the principles of planting a chakra garden - a mindful space where people can connect more deeply with nature and find inner calm.
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Meadow Sweet

Meadow Sweet

Artist Jessica Albarn is devoted to bees and has used her work to raise awareness of their plight. She is developing a meadow in Devon to support bees and local wildlife, as well as creating a space to explore ideas and gather research. Victoria-Anne Tessa met Jessica to find out more about this budding project.
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Future Fossils

Future Fossils

Robert Macfarlane's book Underland: A Deep Time Journey is a as much about the legacy of the Anthropocene as about the ancient strata, myths and catacombs of the underland. Lorna Howarth delves into an insightful, compelling book and emerges with a deeper understanding of landscape, legacy and time.
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More than a magazine

Resurgence Voices

Resurgence Voices

Podcasts from the Resurgence Trust present positive, informed and original in-depth interviews with leading thinkers and change-makers on the themes of the environment, activism, ethical living, and the arts. A listening experience to savour. Our first podcast featured Satish Kumar talking about food, peace walks and living in harmony with Nature. Don't miss it, it's here

Jessica Albarn

Jessica Albarn Gallery

Jessica Albarn has exhibited extensively and created two books, Bee-headed and The Boy in the Oak - a dark faerie tale, which she wrote and illustrated. The story was made into a short film narrated by Jude Law and directed by Luke Losey. Jessica Albarn's work and inspiration is featured in our Jul/Aug issue.
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Resurgence Talks

Resurgence Talks

An exciting new series of Resurgence events in London in association with 42 Acres Shoreditch. The monthly programme, inspired by the ideas of Resurgence covers issues including the environment, arts, meditation and ethical living.
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Job Vacancy at Resurgence

Job Vacancies at Resurgence

With new offices at the former Small School Hartland we are setting up a centre for education, environment and the arts. The next few months will be appointing a Programme Manager and an Education Officer to work part-time in Hartland. We're also recruiting now for an Outreach and Marketing Officer based in London.
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Resurgence Building for the Future

Resurgence Building for the Future

Keep up to date with our project to create a Resurgence Centre for Education, Environment and the Arts in Hartland. Includes videos, links to the latest articles and pictures of the Small School chapel and garden.
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Free sample copy

Free sample copy

Enjoy a free pdf issue of Resurgence & Ecologist magazine. Within the pages of this unique magazine you'll find thought-provoking articles on the latest environmental, ethical and social issues, plus opinion, ideas and stunning art.
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The Resurgence Story

The Resurgence Story

To mark 50 years at the forefront of environmental publishing, we've made a short video all about the magazine, now published as Resurgence & Ecologist, and the environmental charity behind it - The Resurgence Trust.
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Picture Credits

Picture Credits

Web banner image: Shepherd's Cottage, by Rebecca Vincent; Cover image: © Our Food Stories; Rebelling from a Nonviolent Heart: Rebellion Day 3, Parliament Square by David Beasley; Staying Power: Fridays for Future - Global student strike in Prague, March 2019 © Petr Zewlakk Vrabec / Greenpeace; Imagining a Brave New World: Artwork by Carry Akroyd; Food Forests: Illustration by Artist as a Family; Land is Life: Photograph courtesy of Provision Transylvania; Creating a Chakra Garden: Photo by Enzo Bovenzi from FreeImages; Meadow Sweet: Photograph by Jessica Albarn; Future Fossils: Nether © 2013 by Stanley Dorwood

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