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WE FEED THE UK

Ground breaking stories told through radical collaboration, to celebrate those nourishing people and planet.

We Feed The UK is a major storytelling campaign, pairing photographers and poets with the UK’s best custodians of soil, sea and seed.

Food forms us, and producing it with care for human and more-than-human communities can re-form our home for the better. These are the stories of regenerative farmers, urban growers, sustainable fishers and grain rebels: the quiet revolutionaries with grassroots solutions to climate change, biodiversity collapse and social justice. The time is ripe to celebrate their efforts and inspire widespread support.

“WE ARE MAKING THE CULTURE AND CULTURE MAKES MINDSETS”

“It’s important to remember that we are making the culture and culture makes mindsets. We can inspire this change that needs to happen.” Hot Poet, Dizraeli, speaking to the BBC Food Programme

Jimi Famurewa, host of BBC Radio 4’s Food Programme, visits three producers and poets taking part in We Feed The UK, to ask whether poetry can convince us to care about our food…

EXPLORE THE STORIES

EXHIBITED IN GLASGOW UNTIL 21 JULY

CULTIVATING EQUALITY: WOMEN WORKING WITH LAND

Inspired by Grampian Graziers and Lauriston Farm in Scotland

Poetry by Iona Lee | Photography by Sophie Gerrard | Exhibited with Street Level Photoworks in Glasgow

COMING SEPTEMBER 2024

FROM CRISIS TO KINSHIP: HEALING PEOPLE AND PLACE

Inspired by Fordhall Organic Farm in Shropshire

Poetry by Jasmine Gardosi | Photography by Aaron Schuman | Published with GRAIN Projects as an immersive book

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT…

AGRI-CULTURE: A LINEAGE OF HEDGEROW LIGGING

Inspired by Strickley Farm in Cumbria

Poetry by Testament | Photography by Johannes Pretorius | Exhibited at Open Eye Gallery in Liverpool

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT…

NO DIGGITY: COOLING OUR CLIMATE

Inspired by No Diggity Gardens in the West Midlands

Poetry by Bohdan Piasecki | Photography by Ayesha Jones | Exhibited with Multistory in Walsall

MORE STORIES

“WAYS OF SPEAKING ARE WAYS OF WORLDBUILDING”

“WHERE ARE THE WOMEN’S STORIES?”

“I’ve been visualising our landscape through the eyes of those who are often under represented for a long time. I really think our landscape is part of our identity in Scotland. Yet, that’s a story predominantly told by men. Where are the women’s stories? Where are their viewpoints?” Photographer, Sophie Gerrard

See Sophie’s photography, commissioned for We Feed The UK, in the high profile arts magazine, Aesthetica:

“71% of the UK is farmland. The potential for this to become the place where we support biodiversity, sequester carbon and address so many of the other problems we are facing is enormous. The arts have the power to speak to the heart. Apathy is such a big barrier, and hope activates.” Co-Director of The Gaia Foundation, Rowan Phillimore

ARTS & ENVIRONMENT PARTNERS

Grown by The Gaia Foundation with collaborators across the country, We Feed The UK pairs ten photographers and ten Hot Poets with ten regenerative farming stories. Their work is being shared in partnership with ten arts organisations between February 2024-May 2025, supported by evidence from ten environmental allies who are leading the regenerative farming movement.

  • The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre
  • Buildhollywood
  • Hahnemuehle
  • Hot Poets
  • The Landworkers’ Alliance
  • Sustain
  • Sole of Discretion
  • Soil Association
  • Seed Sovereignty
  • Pasture for Life
  • Nature Friendly Farming Network
  • Action for Conservation
  • Sustainable Food Trust
  • Nourish NI
  • GRAIN Projects
  • Martin Parr Foundation
  • Multistory
  • North East Photography Network
  • Penpont
  • Photo Fringe
  • Street Level Photoworks
  • Open Eye Gallery
  • Belfast Exposed
  • The Royal Photographic Society