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If You Don't Like The System, Don't Depend On It

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If You Don't Like The System, Don't Depend On It

Scientists all around the world are waving huge red flags warning humankind of biodiversity loss, climate crisis and food security in the very near future. We are the generation that can mitigate these major global threats, but we have to act now. Today, we need people who are willing to reinvent the way we live and restore the balance for mother earth. We need the people who challenge the status quo, take risks and change the system. We need people like Andy Cato.

Andy Cato is a well-respected artist and part of the renowned duo Groove Armada. One day he stumbled upon an article about sustainable farming which resonated deeply. “If you don’t like the system,” it said, “don’t depend on it.” After further research, he began to envision himself having an organic farm, with healthy soil and nutritious harvests. With no experience of farming, it was a huge leap in the dark, but Andy sold his publishing rights and took out an extra mortgage to invest in a piece of land in southern France, where he started his dream farm. The first years of farming were a perilous path, with a fearsomely steep learning curve, but slowly he achieved a nature-inclusive way of farming which balances giving and taking from the earth.

What drove Andy to start this journey as a farmer without any experience? Did he have any doubts along the way? What made him keep on going? And although not everyone can become a farmer, what is his advise to the audience? How can we change our global food system? In our in-depth Q&A with Andy Cato live on stage, you can find the answers to this and much more.

Please read the full blog about his farm here and join us at ADE Green Friday the 18th in DeLaMar.

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