Good News From Nowhere: Cows, Conservation and Controversy

Sat 14 December 2013, 2–5 pm

  • Cows. Courtesy

An afternoon session giving first hand insight into the reality of running a farm, husbandry and conservation policies.  Cumbrian farmer John Edward Atkinson will talk about the concept of “farming with nature” and how he applies his interest in conservation, sustainability and access to landscape, from the perspective of someone who comes from a family that has farmed in the Lake District for the past 600 years. Maria Benjamin will be screening a range of “Farm Animal” films* and the afternoon will end with a collective sausage making effort and fresh Sauerkraut from the Haystack 06 event at the Hewood Farm in Dorset.


John Edwards Atkinson, farmer and Lead Ranger South Lakes, Cumbria

Maria Benjamin, artist and filmmaker


Visitors are advised that films contain scenes that some viewers may find disturbing.