The Oxford Real Farming Conference (ORFC) is one of the highlights of the regenerative farming year. Running from 4th – 6th January, this year sees a return to the in-person conference as well as a continuous rolling on-line programme. As part of the lead in, Accidental Gods was honoured to speak with Satish Kumar, one of the god-fathers of the regenerative, redistributive movement.
Traditional Solstice Celebration: Looking back and looking forward
As our world and our lives transform, we need some stable anchors. So, as we do each year, we got together with two other star podcast hosts: Nathalie Nahai of The Hive and Della Duncan of Upstream, to reflect on the year just gone and look forward to the year ahead.
Earthborne Rangers: Playing our way to a future that works
What happens if we stop playing games that laud violence and give us brief dopamine hits for acts of destruction, and instead create, play and share games that build regenerative futures that help to rewire our brains and give us a feel for how community works? With Andrew Navarro of Earthborne Games.
Living Well within our Limits: Actions for systemic change
How do we live well, while staying well within the limits of the global biosphere, the extraordinary living planet that is our home? How can each of us bring the most effective actions to bear to ensure that the new system grows into something health-giving? With Professor Julia Steinberger of the University of Lausanne.
Data is the New Plastic: Ethics, Accuracy and AI
In a world where it takes as much power to post one image on Instagram as it does to make one 330ml plastic bottle… how are we going to turn the massed ships of big business from ‘profit at all costs’ to something actually sustainable? With Dr John Collins of Machine Intelligence Garage and Digital Catapult.
Telling the Truth and Moving Forward: Building the Moderate Flank
We know now that 1.5 is not alive. We are heading for at least 2 degrees of global heating and this is going to change everything that we do. Rupert Read is part of the Moderate Flank, a movement of people who care deeply and want to be part of crafting a flourishing, equitable future, but who need help in working out what to do.
End of year round-up: Manda’s favourite podcasts, fiction and non-fiction of 2022
We all know we need to reduce our consumption, but as the holiday season stretches before us, what better gift to give to yourself or those you love, than ideas? Here are our favourite podcasts, fiction and non-fiction books of 2022.
Fractal Improv: finding personality and connection
We know our climate is in crisis and that time is running out. But we also know that screaming at people to wake up is not working. What if we gave ourselves permission to tell the truth – and the skills to do it with humour and compassion so that we didn’t trigger the resistances of fear? This Episode, we explore stand-up and improv in sustainable communications with Belina Raffy.
Charting a Progressive Route through the Political Maelstrom
In a world where our ‘democracy’ is manifestly not fit for purpose, how can we turn the brief, bright fireworks of political sanity into floodlights of progressive values, of liquid democracy that leads to an equitable, regenerative culture? With Neal Lawson of the progressive campaign group, Compass.
Solitude and Transformation
What happens when we realise we’re trying to be something we’re not? For Roz Savage, this led to a transformation that took her from Management Consultant to the first woman to row solo across the world’s 3 big oceans. Now she devotes her life to the healing of the planet.
Matereality and Corporate Mischief: reshaping Business as if the job were to create a world that works
What if businesses existed not to price-gouge consumers and destroy the planet, but to be part of a pathway to a flourishing future? What if the end-of-year reports were not expensive exercises in greenwash, but were actually truthful – and useful.
Flourish: Designing New Paradigms
What will it take to restore balance in our world? How can we repair our devastated environments, and secure future generations’ survival? And what is the key to unlock the mindset shift to enable truly regenerative transformation? With Sarah Ichioka, co-author of ‘Flourish: Design Paradigms for our Planetary Emergency’.