This retreat is a rare opportunity to explore in person the revolutionary, regenerative work of Vandana Shiva, one of the world's leading activists for biodiversity, indigenous and traditional cultures, feminism and the environment.
Through lecture, discussion, and personal reflective time in nature, we explore the nature of the multiple interconnected crises facing life on Earth, and how the wisdom to be found in traditional agroecology offers humanity a sustainable and achievable roadmap for a positive future, both locally and globally.
Physicist, ecologist, activist, editor, and author of numerous books, Vandana is a tireless defender of the environment. She is the founder of Navdanya, a movement for biodiversity conservation and farmers' rights. She is also the founder and director of the Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Natural Resource Policy. Vandana fights for changes in the practice and paradigms of agriculture and food: "I don't want to live in a world where five giant companies control our health and our food."
Her writings include Agroecology & Regenerative Culture, The Violence of the Green Revolution, Biopiracy: The Plunder of Nature and Knowledge, Monocultures of the Mind, Water Wars: Privatization, Pollution, and Profit, and Stolen Harvest: The Hijacking of the Global Food Supply, as well as over 300 papers in leading scientific and technical journals.
In 1993, Vandana received the Right Livelihood Award, commonly known as the "Alternative Nobel Prize." Other awards include the Order of the Golden Ark, Global 500 Award of the UN, Earth Day International Award, the Lennon Ono Grant for Peace, and the Sydney Peace Prize 2010.