In Conversation with George Monbiot

Marking the paperback launch of his best-selling book, Regenesis


Friday 9 June, 8pm


Lower Close Studio 1, Dartington Trust estate, South Devon



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Join George Monbiot at this special event in Studio 1, to mark the paperback launch of his best-selling book, Regenesis.

Farming is the world’s greatest cause of environmental destruction – and the one we are least prepared to talk about. We criticise urban sprawl, but farming sprawls across thirty times as much land. We have ploughed, fenced and grazed great tracts of the planet, felling forests, killing wildlife, and poisoning rivers and oceans to feed ourselves. Yet millions still go hungry.

In a compelling vision of a new future for food and for humanity, drawing on astonishing advances in soil ecology, Monbiot – recipient of the United Nations Global 500 Award for outstanding environmental achievement – reveals how our changing understanding of the world beneath our feet could allow us to resolve the biggest of our dilemmas and feed the world without devouring the planet.

In Regenesis, Monbiot seeks out the people who are unlocking revolutionary methods to shift our relationship to the living world. He draws on a trove of research to set out a plan for a new system that would restore large areas of our land to the wild, draw down carbon, and give everyone access to healthy and affordable food.

Join him for a discussion of his profoundly hopeful vision for the future of food, and the hidden biological universe beneath our feet which could transform what we eat and how we grow it.

This talk is part of a wider series of Bookshop Talks with a range of exciting authors.

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