ORFC 2013


ORFC13  farm day

ORFC13 fringe

Speakers and presentations

The ORFCblog was set up to provide a short summary of all sessions.

In addition:

How to Mainstream Agroecology: Policy Implications Dr Ulrich Schmutz and Dr Julia Wright, CAFS Summary

Permaculture planning for 2013, 2030 Andy Goldring, Permaculture Association Summary

Open meeting to update on progress during 2012, and future plans, PFLA Summary

Co-operative and community ownership: its place in the new food economy, The Plunkett Foundation & Guy Watson Presentation

Growing the Community Supported Agriculture Movement in the UK, UK CSA Network  Summary

Investing in Agriculture for a Just and Sustainable World, UK Food Group  Video Presentation

Growing More Food Hubs, Nick Weir (StroudCo) Summary

Panel Discussion and Q&A, National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs Summary

Sustainable Food Cities, Soil Association Presentation

Smallholder contributions to local food security and sustainable land management, Rebecca Laughton  Presentation Summary Outcomes

Open letter to DEFRA, Pete Riley/GM Freeze

Transformational Farming: A Vision for the 21st Century, Professor Steven Newman Introduction Presentation

Start Up Farming!, Richard Boothman Summary

Land Partnerships: Unlocking Land for Innovation, Tom Curtis (LandShare) Handbook

Why are you farming? A discussion, Christopher Jones Summary

Envisaging Agroecological Futures, Chris Smaje  Summary

Tune for the Blood, Anne Cottringer  Film and Q&A with Director


Videos from ORFC 2013 on Vimeo

Videos from ORFC 2013 on YouTube


Storify of ORFC13

What they said about us


Geoffrey Lean, The Telegraph

Louise Gray, The Telegraph

Nick Green, Incredible Edible Todmorden

The Kindling Trust

Linda Brown, Soil Association

Mark Simmonds for Energy Royd

Rob Yorke, FRICS

Sustainable Agriculture London

The Oak Tree Low Carbon Farm

Richard Boothman, Ecoskill

Steve Merrit, Welsh Poultry Centre

Durwin Banks, The Linseed Farm


Colin Tudge on the ORFC 2013