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New Project: We Feed The UK

© Johannah Churchill
Posted on: 16 October 2023

NEPN partners with The Gaia Foundation

NEPN is delighted to be part of We Feed The UK, a storytelling campaign grown by The Gaia Foundation, which will weave together the arts and environment to celebrate regenerative farmers as custodians of Britain’s biocultural diversity.

The Gaia Foundation, in collaboration with arts partners including NEPN, have commissioned ten photographers and ten poets, to tell ten regenerative farming stories across the UK. It will be a nationwide celebration with strong local flavour, launching early 2024. 

Regenerative agriculture holds the key to a better future. It’s at the heart of nature recovery, community cohesion and climate resilience. We Feed The UK will grow support for the practices that can heal people and planet, through a radical re-storying of regenerative farmers. This is a time-critical campaign, crucial for collective growth. 

As one of the national arts partners to be collaborating with The Gaia Foundation, we’re pleased to be working with photographer Johannah Churchill for our specific project as part of We Feed The UK.  Together with poet Kate Fox and the Soil Association, we’ll be exploring regenerative farming in rural Northumberland.

We Feed The UK Arts Partners
Belfast Exposed, GRAIN, Martin Parr Foundation, Multistory, NEPN, Open Eye Gallery, Penpont, Photo Fringe and Street Level Photoworks.

Johannah Churchill is a documentary and portrait photographer based in the North East. Her work centres around people and social issues – connection, loss, illness and isolation are frequently explored and often interwoven with her history as a nurse.   

Kate Fox is a stand-up poet, spoken word artist and broadcaster. A regular on BBC Radio 3’s The Verb, she’s made two comedy series for Radio 4, been Poet in Residence for Glastonbury Festival and completed a PhD in stand-up comedy. 

Environment Partner
The Soil Association works with everyone to transform the way we eat, farm and care for our natural world, supporting people to build natural solutions together for a nature-friendly future. The charity has developed world-leading standards to protect the health of communities, animals, plants and our environment. 

October 2023 – Coming to a billboard near you!
This harvest season, Gaia are giving a taste of what’s to come with billboards going live in the north, south, east and west. We Feed The UK launches on 8th February 2024 at Open Eye Gallery in Liverpool. 

Find out more about We Feed The UK at:
Instagram: @TheGaiaFoundation
X: @GaiaFoundation
LinkedIn: @the-gaia-foundation