Modern agriculture relies almost exclusively on monocultures that require highly intensive machinery, chemicals and an enormous input of fertilizers. In summary: a huge amount of (fossil) fuels. We desperately need other models of food production.
In this Triple E lecture on the future on sustainable farming, Wouter van Eck will give a talk about the role food forests as a future farming system. What are food forests, what are the benefits and is it more productive or cost effective than regular commercial agricultural system? Can it feed a growing world population? We will discuss all these topics during the lecture on the 18th of June.
Please note that this lecture will start at 15:00 at the Van Steenis building (venue to be announced). Afterwards you can join an excursion to a developing food forest – and continue the discussion. The excursion leaves at 16:30 from the front of the Van Steenis building with a diner on location - if you want to join this excursion, send an email to Maarten (limited availability: 15 people):
About the speaker:
Wouter van Eck is the founder of the Food Forest movement in the Netherlands and his transformative ideas are about to change significant parts of the Dutch countryside. His own 3-ha food forest, Ketelbroek, is one of the eldest
in continental Europe and has been an inspiration for many others.