|Recent Conversations – now on YouTube
We’ve been talking with some fascinating people over the past couple of months. If you missed them live, you can catch up on our YouTube Channel – see links below.
Jamie Quince Starkey from Down to Earth Derby
Down to Earth Derby has always been about more than just showing people how to grow food; they get people outdoors, to reconnect them back with nature, with their community and themselves. “The Down to Earth Project is an idea born out of conflict; the conflict of living life in the modern-day and the realisation of the negative impact we have on this planet.”
How can the wisdom of “facing reality as it is” be married well with the calling many of us feel to still do something to contribute?
A former journalist specializing in issues of consciousness and activism, Catherine is the author of two books of nonfiction, which are published in numerous languages: In the Footsteps of Gandhi: Conversations with Spiritual/Social Activists (Parallax Press, 1990) and Passionate Presence: Seven Qualities of Awakened Awareness (Penguin Putnam, 2003); and one novel, A Crack in Everything (Diamond Books, 2006).
In February 2019, Catherine published the long-form essay “Facing Extinction” as a free link, an essay she updates regularly as new data emerges about the crises we face.
Her TED Talk is also inspiring and insightful.
This was an inspiring, fun and light-hearted conversation into “Living Well Now”. Briony Greenhill is a folk/soul/jazz improvisational artist and teacher.
Her values rest in earth-based spirituality, regenerative culture and natural health, and her teaching has therapeutic and healing aspects.
“One of the world’s leading proponents of collaborative vocal improvisation (CVI)” – The Guardian
“Like Marvin Gaye crossed with a funky earth Mother” – Mojo
Manda Scott is co-founder of Accidental Gods, and Thrutopia and author.
We explore the importance of creating narratives about the future that are neither dystopic or utopic – but rather speak to how we can use the power of human intention and action to collectively ‘get through’ the dire challenges we face.