New Shape Prize (Global Challenges Foundation)

I’m delighted and surprised to have made it to the final of this very prestigious global competition that is looking for new ways to think about global governance and how to deal with the huge existential risks facing humanity.

My response is called ‘Emergent Dynamic Governance Ecosystems’ – the EDGE project. You can read a summary of my entry here, and the full essay here.

I’m just about to leave for Stockholm to present and will write more soon about my experience of the New Shape Forum that will bring together people from across the world to help re-shape governance.

Needfire interview

I did an interview at the Oxford Real Farming Conference in January 2015. I like giving interviews because it helps me work out what I think – I’m the kind of person that learns by talking things through.

I’ve re-listened to the interview and its good! I cover planetary scale permaculture, what is permaculture, permaculture farming, accessing land, research, the LAND network and setting up demonstration networks using a collaborative approach, research and the future of uplands… all in 20 minutes.

Many thanks to Sam and Adam for the interview – a great team doing a brilliant and important job. Some other great interviews in there too – Dr Elaine Ingham, Patrick Holden, Dr Julia Wright and Ed Revill


Audience at the permaculture research session at the Oxford Real Farming Conference

A packed house for the permaculture research session at the Oxford Real Farming Conference

Our Needfire is a point of gathering, a fire around which to share ideas and listen to stories that might kindle hope. Here we will examine pioneering efforts from the fields of temperate climate agroecology, rewilding and cultural renewal…”