"People are recognizing that connection, both to others and to Nature, is the true wellspring of happiness. In almost every country, farmers’ markets, permaculture, community co-ops, local finance and business alliances, place-based education and nature reconnection testify to this great shift in values. In these ways, people are already sowing the seeds for a very different future, and demonstrating the way forward, towards a localised future. "
What do you think this means for the work that's already happening in YOUR part of Herefordshire? How does this fit with ideas of procurement, gathering together local producers to increase demand and supply of local food?
Could you head to this talk on Zoom, and come back and talk to the Food Alliance about it?
Helena Norberg-Hodge is the founder and director of the international non-profit organisation, Local Futures, a pioneer of the new economy movement, and the convenor of World Localisation Day.
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