Book Study with Seacoast Permaculture

Spring 2021 - March to May

This spring join NOFA-NH and Seacoast Permaculture for a 5 part Zoom book discussion of "Think Like a Commoner" by David Bollier, every other Thursday from 7-8:30 PM: March 25, April 8, April 22, May 6 & May 20. For our first meeting, please read pages 1-36 (intro, chapter 1 & 2).


Access to land and other resources continues to be a huge challenge for people wanting to grow food. Creative and historical ways of addressing these barriers are being explored and discussed more and more. Join us to further that conversation!


Think Like a Commoner:  A Short Introduction to the Life of the Commons explains the rich history and promising future of the commons-an ageless paradigm of cooperation and fairness that is re-making our world. Think Like a Commoner explains how the commons: Is an exploding field of DIY innovation ranging from Wikipedia and seed-sharing to community forests and collaborative consumption; Challenges the standard narrative of market economics by explaining how cooperation generates significant value and human fulfillment; Provides a framework of law and social action that can help us move beyond the pathologies of neoliberal capitalism.

 

Registration: $5 NOFA-NH member/$10 non-member.  Pre-registration required, limited spaces. Signing up here will register you for the full 5 session series.

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Winter 2021 - January to March

This winter, join other NOFA-NH members for an online 5 part book discussion of "Who Really Feeds the World?" by Vandana Shiva, every other Thursday from January 14 to March 11, 7:30-9:00 p.m. 

Many proponents of ecological food growing methods are regularly challenged with the statement: “Organic might be nice but it can't feed the world!” Come learn the facts about who is feeding the world and the reasons why industrial agriculture fails to do so. 

More about the book: Who Really Feeds the World? is a powerful manifesto calling for agricultural justice and sustainability, drawing upon Shiva’s thirty years in the field. Instead of relying on genetic modification and large-scale monocropping to solve the world’s food crisis, she proposes that we look to agroecology—the knowledge of the interconnectedness that creates food—as a truly life-giving alternative to the industrial paradigm. Shiva lays out the networks of people and processes that feed the world, exploring issues of diversity, the needs of small famers, the importance of seed saving, the movement toward localization, and the role of women in producing the world’s food. 
 
When you purchase the book through Main Street Book Ends, 20% of the proceeds goes to NOFA-NH.

Registration: $5 NOFA-NH member/$10 non-member.  Pre-registration required, limited spaces. 
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