On Gallows Down Summer Tour

Sign up for award-winning author Nicola Chester’s summer events ahead of the paperback release of On Gallows Down! How Women Resist the Loss of Nature – 14th June 2022 (members only event) Paperboat Writing Workshop – 19th June 2022 (sold out) Hungerfo …

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Our Wild Farming Life Book Tour

Catch Lynn Cassells & Sandra Baer, authors of Our Wild Farming Life, on the road as they appear at the following events to talk about their upcoming book and the joys of living off the land: Borders Book Festival, Melrose – 17th June 2022 Dandelion …

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The Seed Detective Book Tour

Join Adam Alexander on his book tour as he talks about his book The Seed Detective and delight in his engaging stories about rare vegetables from across the world! Permaculture Convergence – 9th September 2022 Abergavenny Food Festival – 17th & 18t …

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What Remains? Book Tour

Ru Callender, author of What Remains?, will be undertaking his book tour this autumn ahead of the release of his debut book. Book your tickets now to join him and to watch this storyteller in action! Caught by the River – 10th September 2022 Camp Good …

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Defending & Celebrating Sustainable Beef with Nicolette Hahn Niman

FarmED, Honeydale Farm, Station Road, Shipton under Wychwood, OX7 6BJ, August 16, 2022 5:30 pm

Join us for this special event exploring how cattle can be good for the planet and the role of beef in a healthy balanced diet.

We are delighted to welcome famed US author, environmental lawyer turned rancher, Nicolette Hahn Niman, to FarmED to talk about her new book, Defending Beef, and to answer your questions.

In addition to hearing from Nicolette, we will celebrate beef with a hearty and nutritious supper from the FarmED kitchen using organic pasture fed beef from a local regenerative farm. Vegetarian options will also be available.

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Vicki Hird at Greenbelt Festival

Boughton House, nr Kettering, August 28, 2022 6:00 pm

Vicki Hird will be speaking about her book Rebugging the Planet at Greenbelt Festival. Click here to book your tickets!


Can Eating Meat Help Regenerate the Planet?

180 Corner, 180 Strand London WC2R 1EA, September 15, 2022 7:00 pm

Lawyers-turned-farmers (turned best-selling authors) Nicolette Hahn Niman (author of Defending Beef) and Sarah Langford (author of Rooted) discuss the role meat will play in the future of food & farming both here in the UK and in the US – and how positive management of livestock can restore the planet. This fascinating and important event will be moderated by Head of Farming at Sustain, Vicki Hird (author of Rebugging the Planet). The talk will be hosted by 180 Corner.


Meat: Should we still be eating it?

Abergavenny Food Festival, September 17, 2022 11:00 am

Chair: Ruth Tudor – Writer, psychotherapist, farmer, Director of The Practice of the Wild 


Henry Mance – Is a writer and journalist whose book How to Love Animals examines the contradictory nature of our relationships with pets, livestock and wildlife. Writing this book took him on a journey from vegetarianism to veganism.

Illtud Dunsford – As a Charcutier Illtud won Food Producer of the Year at the BBC Food and Farming Awards. He has changed his focus and in 2016 founded Cellular Agriculture, the first UK start-up working in the cultured protein space.

Muhsen  Hassanin – Muhsen left the city with his family to take over a small farm in Monmouthshire. He is a partner in Abraham Meats, a company that specialises in meat that is both halal and tayib; meat from animals that have been treated with compassion.

Nicolette Hahn Niman – Nicolette is a former vegetarian, environmental lawyer and cattle rancher in the US. She is the author of Defending Beef: The Ecological and Nutritional Case for Meat.


Defending Beef by Nicolette Hahn Niman with Rob Penn at Abergavenny Food Festival

Abergavenny Food Festival, September 18, 2022 2:00 pm

Nicolette’s phrase ‘It’s not the cow, it’s the how’ sums up the powerful case she makes for pasture-fed beef being part of the solution not the problem, in the revised edition of her classic book Defending Beef: The Ecological and Nutritional Case for Meat. Nicolette was a vegetarian for 33 years and working in Washington as an environmental lawyer when she met and married cattle-rancher Bill Niman, a pioneer of grass-fed beef and original supplier to Alice Waters’ famous San Francisco restaurant Chez Panisse. In conversation with author and journalist, Rob Penn.

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Vicki Hird at Taunton Literary Festival

Brendon Books, Taunton, TA1 4ER, November 16, 2022 7:00 pm

Vicki Hird will be speaking about her book Rebugging the Planet at Taunton Literary Festival. Click here to book your tickets!