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An evening with Graham Harvey

Local food, arts, people with Cultivate

Muck, Microbes and re-making Paradise. Enjoy listening to the environmental campaigner and former agricultural story editor of The Archers in an evening including local food, local stories and powerful memoirs.

For more than 30 years Graham Harvey wrote scripts and story-lines for the Radio 4 series, The Archers, whilst campaigning passionately for nature-friendly farming. Cultivate is delighted to welcome Graham Harvey to Norton Sub Hamdon Village Hall in an evening to stir all the senses. 

Listen to Graham’s fascinating talk and find out what it's like to be an undercover agent for nature, along with a chance to ask your question to the Archers scriptwriter! 

Enjoy food tasters from Sue Foreman at The Cookhouse, who is based at Flaxdrayton Farm, and learn about local producers who support Norton Sub Hamdon Community Shop. This will be an evening of fascinating discovery along with hearing about Graham’s new book, Underneath The Archers.

A message from Graham Harvey

Right now, our nation faces some big challenges: the cost-of-living crisis, rising energy prices, biodiversity loss and, over-shadowing them all, the climate emergency. We can be forgiven for thinking our immediate prospects don’t look great. But there’s good news on the horizon, something that promises to make life better for all of us.

Out in our countryside there’s a quiet revolution underway. You may not have heard about it yet, but it’s happening and it’s unstoppable. It’ll mean better food at affordable prices from a countryside teeming with wildlife. Farmers will make bigger profits and see their costs tumble. At the same time there’ll be many more rural jobs and business opportunities, leading to a rural renaissance that could regenerate of our whole economy. What’s more it’ll give us our biggest chance – perhaps our only chance – of ending the climate crisis.  

And the revolution that promises to transform our lives? It’s beneath our feet: in the soil. I’ve been writing about farming and food for more than 40 years now. Over this time our soils have been deluged with chemicals, many of them toxic. But new science – much of it published within the past few years – shows this approach to have been disastrous. It has damaged and destroyed the natural systems that protect our health, our environment and our climate. The good news is we can fix it, or at least, farmers can if we give them the right support.

If you want to discover more, please come along to my talk, Muck, Microbes and re-making Paradise. I couldn’t be more excited about the changes taking place right now. I’d really like to share them with you. Who knows, it could be the best news any of us are going to hear for a while!

I hope to see you there…

Graham Harvey

We hope to see you there. Book your tickets now, via the below ticket link. Why not give the gift of an experience this Christmas?

The event will commence at 8pm but the bar will be open from 7pm so please feel free to come early for a drink and a natter ahead of Graham starting.