Farmers and Philosophers: Towards an Ecological Civilization
January 20, 2018 - January 21, 2018
Agriculture has always been a defining characteristic of civilization. Yet unsustainable agricultural practices are a major reason why we now find ourselves in the midst of a serious environmental crisis. While discussions about regenerative and sustainable agricultural practices are increasingly common, there is still very little work being done to analyze the underlying frameworks–the worldviews–that ground our inherently exploitative systems of agriculture. This will be the first conference of its kind to address these unexamined presuppositions driving agricultural practices.
If you are committed to revolutionizing agriculture in order to serve the common good for the sake of the planet, we invite you to a collaborative conference, Farmers and Philosophers: Towards an Ecological Civilization at Claremont School of Theology in CA on January 20-21, 2018. Additionally, on Friday night (January 19) we will be screening John Peterson’s film, The Real Dirt on Farmer John, a film that explores John Peterson’s abandonment of conventional chemical farming and his mission to develop a thriving organic farm and a progressive farm community.
This collaborative conference is enthusiastically sponsored by the Center for Process Studies (CPS), a research center of Claremont School of Theology in affiliation with Claremont Graduate University, as well as our partners at EcoCiv.
Featured participants include Wes Jackson, Fred Kirschenmann, and more!