29 Jan 2007
Soil Association Conference Podcasts Available.
**One Planet Agriculture**, the Soil Association’s conference exploring peak oil and the relocalisation of food and farming was an extraordinary success. Their most popular conference to date, it could have been sold out at least twice over. During its 2 days and one evening, it was immersed in the reality of peak oil and in the exploration of what practically might be done to prepare for it. Most of the presentations were kept to the first morning, allowing the rest of the time to be dedicated to workshops on different aspects of the challenge. The speakers on the first morning were Jonathan Porritt, Colin Campbell, Jeremy Leggett, Richard Heinberg, Carlwyn Jones, myself, Andre Viljoen and Peter Melchett. The presentations were designed to take the delegates on a journey through peak oil and on to what we might actually be able to do about it. You can now hear all the presentations as Soil Association podcasts, and I recommend them highly. Of course these podcasts do rather make bloggers like myself who take copious notes during such talks in order to bring the insights from the presentations to you first somewhat redundant. Anyway, more about the conference will follow….