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Book Study

Online every other Thursday, 7-8:30pm January 4-February 15 

In partnership with Seacoast Permaculture


This winter join NOFA-NH and Seacoast Permaculture for a 4-part Zoom book discussion of "Saying NO to a Farm-Free Future: The Case For an Ecological Food System and Against Manufactured Foods" by Chris Smaje. We will meet every other Thursday, 7-8:30pm on Zoom: January 4, January 18, February 1, and February 15.

There will also be an opportunity for us to talk with author Chris Smaje on Zoom at a date & time to be determined towards the end of our book study!

ABOUT THE BOOK: A defense of agroecological, small-scale farming and a robust critique of an industrialized future.  Smaje challenges George Monbiot's portrayal of an urban, high-energy, industrially manufactured food future as the answer to our current crises.  At the same time, Smaje presents his powerful counterargument – a low-carbon agrarian localism that puts power in the hands of local communities, not high-tech corporations.  In the ongoing fight for our food future, this book will help you to understand the benefits of congenial, ecological living versus a dystopian, factory-centered existence.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Chris Smaje has coworked a small farm in Somerset, England for the last twenty years. Previously, he was a university-based social scientist. Since switching focus to the practice and politics of agroecology, he’s written for The Land, Dark Mountain, Permaculture magazine and Statistics Views, as well as academic journals. Chris is the author of A Small Farm Future, writes the blog at and is a featured author at

The series will be facilitated by Seacoast Permaculture & NOFA-NH members who are involved in organic growing, education and social justice movements.  The goal of our book study is to expand our knowledge and understanding of organic farming, permaculture and food systems and to bring members together to build our community.

COST/REGISTRATION: Register for the whole 4-week series for $10 (NOFA member) or $15 (non-member). Only six spots are available and on a first come first serve basis. Click the link below for the registration form. Participants must purchase their own copy of the book.

*Please refer to our refund policy

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