How do we tackle something as large as the twin threats of war and climate change? This unique webinar will explore the intersections between permaculture, farming, simple living, and anti-war activism. World BEYOND War's Organizing Director Greta Zarro, who is also a co-founder of Unadilla Community Farm, a non-profit organic farm and permaculture education center, will moderate this interesting discussion, featuring:
- Brian Terrell, an Iowan farmer and long-time peace activist who has worked with many organizations including Voices for Creative Nonviolence, Catholic Peace Ministry, and the National Committee of War Resisters League, who will share his story and explain why a revolution on the land is crucial for advancing peace and climate justice.
- Rowe Morrow of the Blue Mountains Permaculture Institute (Australia), who will describe her permaculture work with refugees and in war zones, such as with the Afghan Peace Volunteers in Kabul.
- Barry Sweeney, who will share his story on becoming a Permaculture Design Instructor and a World BEYOND War Board Member and Chapter Coordinator (Ireland/Italy) - and how these two seemingly different paths are interconnected.
- Stefano Battain, who will speak about War Child’s ‘Peace Garden’ initiative in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Central African Republic, which supports the wellbeing of children and young people through the social and therapeutic benefits of horticulture, and equips war-torn communities with the skills they need to build sustainable sources of food, and sustainable sources of income, helping them to achieve the stability and security they deserve.