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Growing Power: a food sovereignty hui for Aotearoa

23/02/2018 at 8:00 pm - 26/02/2018 at 3:00 pm

REGISTER to attend: https://goo.gl/forms/JXbFWktN3FSn13Mc2

A weekend bringing farmers, gardeners, foodies, campaigners, supporters and organisers together to weave our work, build skills in advocacy and organising, and keep creating a powerful food movement in Aotearoa.

Growing Power believes that to transition to ecological, people-centred, resilient and carbon capturing farming systems we need vibrant community and a powerful movement of people.

Join us to share ideas, develop skills, and and connect in building the movement that will help put ecological, socially just food system change on the nationwide agenda, nourishment on our tables, and justice for all.

COST: The cost of the weekend is on a sliding scale of $70 – $200, which covers food and accommodation, as well as something towards organising costs. We’d appreciate a $40 deposit with registration. If cost is a barrier, please let us know and we’ll sort something out.

TRAVEL: We’re currently finding funding to make sure travel costs aren’t prohibitive for anyone travelling from a distance. Be in touch if support with this would be helpful for you.

We can organise lifts from Christchurch.

EXTRA SUPPORT: If you want to support financially or with food, please get in touch.

If you need support to get there, let us know.

Please register as soon as possible – https://goo.gl/forms/JXbFWktN3FSn13Mc2

CURIOUS? If you’re unsure if this is for you don’t hesitate to get in touch. Send us a message, or email us: growingpowernz@gmail.com

**Programme Overview**
– Historic, Present and future context of food and farming in Aotearoa – Colonisation, Te Tiriti, corporatisation, global markets, climate change. International trends and inspiration.
– Policy opportunities and how broadscale social change can be made that reflects the local, community level shifts already occurring.
– Understanding power and how we can organise to set an agenda for a people & planet centred food system
– Social movement dynamics and how we can build a food soveriengty movement in Aotearoa.
– Care for self & others while working on challenging issues

**Register here: https://goo.gl/forms/JXbFWktN3FSn13Mc2


*About Us:*

Rowan seeks to support people to realise their power together and to bring soul into social change. He is increasingly facilitating work around this. In particular to this weekend he draws on time working with the Soil & Health Association NZ, wwoofing in Aotearoa and Europe, and hanging around the UK food sovereignty movement. Beyond that he has broad experience in grassroots community projects (gardens, bikes, food co-ops) and climate justice, TPP free and zero waste campaigns. Has studied Ecology and Community Psychology. Likes meditation, clowning, dancing, sailing, poetry, eating.

Lou works to be a catalyst in rebalancing societal and ecological power. She has spent the past five years embedded in climate and political campaigning, most recently leading the Green Party’s ground campaign. Lou has previously co-convened a training week for young campaigners, ‘Campaign Bootcamp’, and has extensive experience in training and facilitation. She has an academic background in critical development studies, holds a permaculture design cert, and enjoys walking, climbing, gardening, dancing (and also eating).


23/02/2018 at 8:00 pm
26/02/2018 at 3:00 pm
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Gricklegrass Farm
109 Woodside Rd
Oxford, 7830 New Zealand
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Lou Sherrell
Rowan Brooks