Collective Enquiry 1
23 November 2015
Agriculture developed around 10,000 years ago. Over 1 billion people are employed in world agriculture and 40% of the Earth’s productive land surface (i.e. land on which plants will grow) is used for agriculture. Climate change is both a product of and an influence on agricultural production. On the eve of the United Nations COP21 Climate Summit In Paris we invite you to share your reflections on the following quote:
“While the farmer holds the title to the land, actually it belongs to all the people because civilization itself rests upon the soil.” Thomas Jefferson
To find out about COP21 click here. Further reading around COP21 can be found here. You can read an article about the relationship between Agriculture and greenhouse gas emissions here.
November 24 2015 01:00:00
- Listening to yourself and others is at the heart of the Enquiry.
- Try sitting quietly with the Enquiry and waiting a few moments for a response to surface.
- Try and read through some or all of the other responses before you write your own, remembering to come back to the original question rather than responding directly to someone elses’ statement (although they may influence your response)
- When writing your reflections it’s fine to quote other people or their writings but we are unable to accept web links or downloads.
- You can write a maximum of 2500 characters (around 400 words). Please make sure that you send your response at the end of 20 minute your period and no later.
- You do not need to fill the word count and you can contribute to the enquiry by offering a silent response. Send your form in at the end of the 20 minutes so we know you were present at the Enquiry.
- Do not worry about your writing style.
- Please do not comment on or rebut anyone else’s statement.
- Although you may want to consider the Enquiry in advance try to come to the Collective Enquiry with an open mind and be prepared to write something unexpected.
- This is a space to share your thoughts whatever your levels of knowledge and experience drawing on your own feelings and contemplative insight as well as rational thought.
Anne-Marie is one of the co-ordinator artists on Field of Wheat.
Ruth is one of the co-ordinator artists on Field of Wheat.
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