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Chris Smaje: Saying NO To A Farm-Free Future — in conversation with Nick Miller

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  • Ticket price: £5.00
  • Date: Sun, 17 Sep, 23
  • Time: 10:30am - 11:30am
  • Venue: Meet the Author (£) - The Library

This short book responds to George Monbiot and others who propose that new technologies such as precision fermentation offer the opportunity to break the connection between food and farming; allowing us to both decarbonise our food system and return millions of acres to nature. Chris – author of A Small Farm Future – argues that ‘techno-fixes can’t save the climate, feed the world or restore the environment’ and calls instead for a radical re-localisation of food production.

About ‘Meet The Author’: This series of events offer a chance to engage directly with award-winning writers about their recent work. The best of this year’s writing on food, cooking, nature, farming and the environment. Small number of tickets per event in the intimate setting of Abergavenny’s stunning library with a panoramic view of activities in the market hall. Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine or small beer whilst listening to the conversation. There will be an opportunity to ask questions.

Our Festival bookshop partner Book-ish has set up a bookshop.org dedicated page showcasing fabulous books by some of our 2023 guests. There will be two book-stalls at the Festival, but here’s a chance to buy in advance with discounts. Read the book then come along and say hello in person.

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