2nd International Forest Garden / Food Forest Symposium

Online 21 - 24 February 2023

We are a carbon-negative organisation – we store more carbon on our land sites than we produce

Following the great success of the first International Symposium in 2021, we are excited to announce that the Second Symposium will take place online from 21-24 February 2023!

The aim is to cover all aspects of food forestry, so there will be presentations on projects from around the world (both urban and rural, from the far north to the tropics), current research, perennial foods and cooking, education, health, design, carbon storage and climate change. Geographically there will be material from five continents (North America eg. USA; South America eg. Ecuador and Uruguay; Europe from Finland to Spain and Portugal via the UK and Netherlands; Asia eg. Japan; Australasia – Australia and New Zealand. The full list of presenters and titles will be confirmed in summer 2022.

Why Online? Because the first event worked so well, and being online meant that the event was more inclusive – anyone from anywhere in the world could participate; and more eco – all those carbon emissions from travelling across the world are avoided. You can’t quite ‘bump into’ participants in the same way online, but even here we will provide as many opportunities to mix with others as we can.

The geographical spread of presenters for this second event also has a much better gender mix of presentations, with over 50% of the presentations made by women.

A ticket gives you online access to the 4 days of the event, including all the presentations, live chat, live Q & A and discussion sessions, the virtual exhibtors area, the downloads area, poster presentations, ability to text and audio chat to other participants.

Ticket price: £99  (Some bursaries are available for students and for those from low-income countries.)

To book: please click on ‘Registration’ below. After you’ve registered, you can pay for ticket(s). 


Call for content – Second International Symposium, 20-24 February 2023.

This is a call for
expressions of interest for presentations for this new event. You
don’t have to be an “expert” to make a presentation, as long as
you have something interesting to say or show. The first symposium comprised
presentations on many topics (see www.agroforestry.co.uk/symposium for more
info). We are still interested if you presented at the first symposium and have
ideas for a further presentation for the second.

As well as pushing the
art and science of food forestry forward, all presenters accepted for the
symposium will get a free place to attend the whole event. 
that as a non-profit we are unable to pay for presentations.

We are looking for presentations on any relevant themes. These can include
images, powerpoint or video of projects. Possible themes include:

Farm scale projects, Garden scale projects, Urban projects, Nut crops, Design, Mediterranean climate projects, Cold climate projects, Temperate climate projects, Ecosystem services, Carbon storage & climate change, Techniques, Health & medicinal, Research, Education, Perennial foods & cooking

If you are interested, please contact us, indicating:
– Title / content of presentation
– which theme(s) it might come under
– how long it will be (10-30 minutes normally)
– if you will be able and willing to do a live Q & A (either on you own or
as part of a panel)

We will confirm with you by 1st May 2022 whether we can fit your presentation
into the schedule, and send more information.
Note that all presentations will need to be pre-recorded in a video file
format, in English, by 1st November 2022.

We look forward to hearing back from you and putting together another amazing

Martin Crawford, Director ART

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