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ORFC Global 2021

Full Programme

This seven-day programme offers over 150 sessions that have been programmed with partners and farming communities from across six continents.  It includes a mix of talks, panel discussions, workshops and cultural events on everything from farm practice to climate justice to indigenous knowledge. Please take some time to explore!

Please note that although workshops are free to all registered delegates, separate, advance registration is required for all workshops, and spaces are limited. Workshop registration opened to all registered delegates from Tuesday, 29 December 2020 and was sent via email. Register early to avoid disappointment!

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Please note the times in the online programme below should display in your local time zone.

Panel Discussion

Speakers

Angharad Wynne
Iain McKinnon
Manchán Magan
Sandra Salazar

Chair

Rachel Fleming

Languages

English

Format

Video

14:00 - 15:30 GMT
Thursday, 4 January 2024

Belonging to Places: the Language and Lore of our Wisdom Traditions

What does it take for us to become deeply connected and in conversation with the land and those other-than-humans in our places? We remember back, to the language and lore of our land-based wisdom traditions, from a time not so long ago, to what it might be like to fully belong to the land. With 'folk memories' from Scotland, Wales, Ireland and Africa.

Oxford

Languages

English

Format

Audio

14:00 GMT
Thursday, 4 January 2024

Mushroom Farming: Experiences of Growing and Working with Fungi

Join Myco Manchester and Bristol Fungarium for a discussion of what it is like to cultivate and scale fungi for food, medicine and community. Myco is a small scale urban mushroom farm based in a market garden which focuses on community development and is currently working on creating a "genetics library" of local mushroom strains inspired by the seed sharing movement. Bristol Fungarium grows two tonnes a month of medicinal mushrooms, which they extract and…

Oxford

Speakers

Billy Lewis

Lucinda Lewis

Thomas Gent

Edward Gent

Tony Gent

Chair

Philip Gready

Languages

English

Format

Audio

14:00 GMT
Thursday, 4 January 2024

Family Farming Decisions- Bringing Together Old And New Thinking

As with fashion trends, many farming techniques have come back around. This session will explore how members of farming families can bring their knowledge, perspectives and approaches to the table, and how different generations can challenge each other’s thinking to future-proof a farm business. Each panellist will share what has influenced their approach to farming, what they have learnt from other family members and how they’ve used each other’s perspectives to make decisions to enable…

Oxford

Speakers

Juliet Millican

James Atherton

Jackie Kearney

Languages

English

Format

Audio, PDF

14:00 GMT
Thursday, 4 January 2024

WORKSHOP: Cultivating in Crisis

Re-Alliance is a global network of INGOs and community practitioners using regenerative approaches to disaster, displacement and development. Our members are involved in innovations in food growing, reforestation, and enhancing biodiversity, particularly in camp or settlement contexts. We are currently working with landscape architects and experienced humanitarian responders to produce a framework for camp design that takes into account the importance of food production, DAY 1 – THURSDAY 4TH JANUARY DAY 1 – THURSDAY 4TH…

Oxford

Speakers

Helen Keys

Peter Quigley

Katie Allen

Frieda Gormley

Chair

Deborah Barker

Languages

English

Format

Audio

14:00 GMT
Thursday, 4 January 2024

Barn To Yarn-Scaling Regenerative Fibre Production

From the first commercial producer of homegrown Irish linen in over 40 years to artisan textiles to native breed livestock, three sector experts share their knowledge of sustainable fibre production. Join us to hear about multiple approaches to crafting a regenerative textile system and the opportunities for boosting local nature-friendly fibre farming.

Oxford

Speakers

YuWing Wong

Perle Wong

Languages

English

Format

Audio

14:00 GMT
Thursday, 4 January 2024

Co-growing Food among the Diasporic Hong Kong Community in the UK

Following Hong Kongers’ migration wave, Farmer YuWing and grower Perle have been promoting the concepts of growing culturally appropriate food and saving seeds in New Malden, Surrey. In this session, they will talk about how they support Hong Kong migrants by providing vegetable seedlings - especially Choysum, delivering food growing lessons, and setting up growing beds in back gardens. They will also share their recent experience of establishing several community gardens and matching food growers…

Oxford

Speakers

Elena G. Cassisi

Jacopo Bosio

Cid Van Veerdegem

Pascal Henen

Chair

Esther Hoedemakers

Languages

English

Format

Audio

14:00 GMT
Thursday, 4 January 2024

Retail Supported Agriculture

A new model for sustainable food supply that connects producers and consumers through engaged retailers: RSA (Retail Supported Agriculture). Cities cannot be fuelled with CSAs alone. Not every citizen has the time or resources to participate in agricultural activities. In an extended model, shops and wholesalers can support and empower farmers. Instead of putting pressure on prices and taking off with the profit we believe that retailers can strengthen the collaboration between the different actors…

Oxford

Speakers

Suzy Russell

Ed Hamer

Languages

English

Format

Audio

14:00 GMT
Thursday, 4 January 2024

CSA Learnings from the USA

In the autumn of 2023 Ed Hamer was funded by the Churchill Travel Fellowship to visit CSA farms across the U.S.A. Working with and interviewing CSA farmers, co-ordinators and members the research was intended to bring back learning for the CSA community in the UK. The trip highlighted plenty of contrasts - as well as some similarities between CSAs on either side of the Atlantic. Join us for a road trip story. Hear about the…

Oxford
Workshop

Speakers

Nicki J Carter

Mona Bani

Languages

English

Format

Audio

14:00 GMT
Thursday, 4 January 2024

WORKSHOP: No Borders in Land and Food Justice

A workshop that aims to bring a No Borders analysis into the food/land justice movement space. A space to explore how the border regime operates to uphold colonial relations to land, deny people access to land and underpin an exploitative food system. Among other things, our workshop will explore the deep-rooted links between land justice and no borders struggles, and hold space to discuss how growers, farmers and land-justice organisers can show up for people…