#016 Grassroots Revolution

Radical experiments regenerating land & life

 
 

Over 250 people filled The Dome at the recent 2018 National Sustainable Living Festival for this feature forum hosted by Anthony James, with special guests Frances Jones & David Pollock from Wooleen Station, and regenerative farmer Charles Massy AO. 

 
Anthony James, David Pollock, Frances Jones & Charles Massey in conversation at the National Sustainable Living Festival (SLF). Pic: SLF.

Anthony James, David Pollock, Frances Jones & Charles Massey in conversation at the National Sustainable Living Festival (SLF). Pic: SLF.

This is a time when more of us are increasingly looking to the land as a way to deal with society’s myriad, interrelated crises. Our recent podcast series with Paul Hawken on Project Drawdown made it so very clear why. Our management of the land and, ultimately, our relationship with it are central to our future prospects.
— Anthony James

Frances Jones and David Pollock’s radical project to remove income-earning livestock from their historic property, in remote Western Australia, shocked their entire district, and has gone on to produce remarkable results. 

Charles Massy's ground-breaking new book features a range of similar experiments. It is a comprehensive account of how a grassroots revolution can save the planet, help turn climate change around, and build healthy people and healthy communities.

 
Frances Jones & David Pollock on the land at Wooleen Station. Pic: ABC.

Frances Jones & David Pollock on the land at Wooleen Station. Pic: ABC.


Get more:

Wooleen Station (and tune into podcast #009 for an in-depth conversation with Frances Jones).

For more on Charles & Call of the Reed Warbler, see the original Australian edition.

Many thanks to our sponsors for this event - Sustain: the Australian Food Network, the William Angliss Institute & the National Sustainable Living Festival.


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