Book Study with Seacoast Permaculture

Winter 2022 - January to March

This winter join NOFA-NH and Seacoast Permaculture members for a 6 part Zoom book discussion of A Small Farm Future: Making the Case for a Society Built Around Local Economies, Self-Provisioning, Agricultural Diversity and a Shared Earth by Chris Smaje. We will meet every other Thursday: January 6, January 20, February 3, February 17, March 3 and March 17.

For our first meeting, please read: Pages 1-40.


The series will be facilitated by Seacoast Permaculture & NOFA NH members who are involved in organic growing and homesteading, education and social justice movements. The facilitators will help the conversation move along, making sure everyone gets a chance to share. These are not formal classes but conversations shaped by the participants to help us get the most out of the material. The goal of our book study is to expand our knowledge and understanding of topics related to permaculture and organic farming and to have an ongoing series where members can connect with each other to build our community.


Registration: CURRENTLY FULL. Email us to be added to the waitlist. // $10 for NOFA-NH members / $15 for non-members. Pre-registration required, limited spaces. Signing up below will register you for the full 6 session series.

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ABOUT THE BOOK: Farmer and social scientist Chris Smaje argues that organizing society around small-scale farming offers the soundest, sanest and most reasonable response to climate change and other crises of civilisation. Challenging both conventional wisdom and utopian blueprints, A Small Farm Future offers rigorous original analysis of wicked problems and hidden opportunities in a way that illuminates the path toward functional local economies, effective self-provisioning, agricultural diversity and a shared earth.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Chris Smaje has coworked a small farm in Somerset, southwest England, for the last 17 years. Previously, he was a university-based social scientist at the University of Surrey and Goldsmiths College on social policy, social identities and the environment. Since focusing on the practice and politics of agroecology, he's written for various publications, such as The Land, Dark Mountain, and Permaculture Magazine. He is a featured author at and a current director of the Ecological Land Co-op.

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Past Book Studies