Bioneers keynotes to address young agrarians and capitalism vs. climate change
This Changes Everything: Capitalism v. the Climate.
Award-winning Canadian journalist, international activist and best-selling author Naomi Klein (The Shock Doctrine, No Logo) depicts climate change as more than an “issue.” It’s a civilization wake-up call delivered in the language of fires, floods, storms and droughts. It demands that we challenge the dominant economic policies of deregulated capitalism and endless resource extraction. Climate change is also the most powerful weapon in the fight for equality and social justice, and real solutions are emerging from the rubble of our failing systems.
Millions of Acres: Young Agrarians Needed.
In the next 20 years, farmland ownership will shift on a continental scale—400 million acres, yet 70% of American farmland is owned by people 65 and older. How can we help young, motivated agrarians survive daunting structural obstacles and become successful farmers to whom retiring organic farmers can transmit their wisdom? How can we invest in the democratization of our land base? These questions drive Agrarian Trust, started by Greenhorns founder Severine v T Fleming, one of the most dynamic leaders in the young farmers’ movement.