Stairway to Heaven: Food, Farming and the Regeneration of our landscapes with Patrick Holden of the Sustainable Food Trust
Patrick Holden is the Founding Director and Chief Executive of the Sustainable Food Trust.After studying biodynamic agriculture at Emerson College, he established a mixed community farm in Wales in 1973, producing at various times: wheat for flour production sold locally, carrots and milk from an 85 cow Ayrshire dairy herd, now made into a single farm cheddar style cheese.He was the founding chairman of British Organic Farmers in 1982, before joining the Soil Association, where he worked for nearly 20 years and during which time the organisation led the development of organic standards and the market for organic foods.His advocacy for a major global transition to more sustainable food systems now entails international travel and regular broadcasts and talks at public events.He is Patron of the UK Biodynamic Association and was awarded the CBE for services to organic farming in 2005.Patrick is passionate about the application of Nature’s principles of Harmony to food and farming, which is explored in the SFT’s latest initiative, The Harmony Project.In this episode, Patrick talks about the work of the Sustainable Food Trust in building a commons-based trust network which can co-create a global farm metric to assess farms around the world for their environmental impact in all ways. With this, farms can really begin to assess their own impact, and political institutions across the world can begin to rewards farms and farmers for restoring our land to the extraordinary fertility and abundance that we used to take for granted. Links Sustainable Food Trust https://sustainablefoodtrust.org/Patrick's Farm: https://holdenfarmdairy.co.uk/Patrick's Farm on social media: https://www.instagram.com/hafodcheese/https://www.facebook.com/Holden-Farm-Dairy-100227754976198/https://twitter.com/hafodcheese
In this episode of the Future Church Podcast, Carrie Williams (Special Projects Director for Exponential) talks with Patrick Holden of Nuvo Church.Nuvo began as a church plant with 3 families living in different parts of the country who wanted to launch in Columbus, OH. By utilizing social media, Nuvo was able to launch during the Pandemic through digital services, digital groups, in person groups, and pop-up gatherings in different parts of the city. Their “hope is to create a scalable model of in person gatherings, partnered with a unique digital presence to reach agnostics and people de-constructing their faith”.Listen to Episode 5 of the podcast and access the show notes below.Future Church Insights:1. Patrick explains the unusual start to Nuvo and how that has led to a strong launch team. Patrick and his team were still in different parts of the country and had yet to move to Columbus. His base church allowed him to stay on staff but also begin fundraising and building a team for the church plant in Columbus. By connecting with people around Columbus through Facebook groups, Patrick and the rest of the team cold called people to gain a better understanding of the city and its needs. From these conversations, they were able to build about half of their launch team.2. Patrick highlights some of the ways they were able to reach people through Social Media.Building from what his team learned from Tony Morgan, they began creating “Content Offers” on social media. For example, they posted a series of videos during the election debates about how to survive the election. This was a way to reach an audience and capture email addresses for future events.3. Patrick is constantly learning from Social Media.He talks about studying TikTok accounts to see how to communicate a lot of information in just a minute. Patricks says that continuing to learn and study and grow in this area has been an important part of their church plant.Goals and Desired Outcomes of Nuvo Create a scalable approach to live/in-person gatherings that models financial sustainability and fuels exponential versions of live expressions. Create an online presence that encapsulates multiple avenues of content offering and communal development. Provide helpful and thought-provoking content for the person who is currently deconstructing their faith and/or the person who would now identify as agnostic. Build a sustainable model that fuels internal campus-ing and external church planting with like-minded leaders in similar city situations. Develop discipleship pathways for kids/teenagers that equips them for a faith of their own after high school.Links: Nuvo ChurchMore of a reader? Download the transcription here.Key Quotes from the episode from Patrick Holden:“I would just say for every communicator, the temptation is a pandemic kind of, it's slowing in some ways, is to go back to what we've always done. I would say we've got to be great students of great communicators that do it in different ways than we do.” (21:44)“I think the biggest challenge is learning to speak the language of a generation that's coming behind us. I think it's changing so fast. I think there's a temptation to want to appear cool or whatever that is, which is all good. Again, we have moving lights, we have an ... It's not a not cool thing, but the language and the needs are continually shifting.” (22:20)“I would encourage pastors [by saying], "God knew that you would be a pastor in 2021 and 2020." And as difficult as it can be, I think there's a part of going, "God called you to do what He called you to do, but He likely called you to do it when He called you to do it." (25:20)
Changing Times: The Northern Ireland Protocol - An Interview with Dr. Patrick Holden
The New Diplomatist
In this episode, Garrison is joined once again by returning guest Dr. Patrick Holden of the University of Plymouth to discuss the state of Brexit as the West begins to try and plan for life beyond the pandemic. In particular, the two focus on the state of the Northern Ireland Protocol, including its continuing impact on the trading relations between the U.K. and the EU, as well as the disruption to internal British flow of goods. They also discuss the potential impacts of the announcement of a global minimum tax on corporations first presented at the G7 Cornwall Summit, including how that program might highlight and fuel populist views within the EU. They close by gauging the success of how the U.K.’s first domestically hosted post-Brexit, in-person major international summit reflected on the newly-minted status of “Global Britain”. Dr. Patrick Holden is an Associate Professor (Reader) of the School of Law, Criminology and Government (Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business) at the University of Plymouth, U.K. He is the author of numerous academic articles, and conducts research and teaching in relation to International Political Economy, the European Union in the World, International Development Policy, Global Governance and Regional Integration, as well as the Brexit process. Garrison Moratto is the founder and host of The New Diplomatist Podcast; he holds a M.S. of International Relations as well as a B.S. in Government: Public Administration (Summa Cum Laude) from Liberty University in the United States. He will be a Ph.D. candidate in Public Policy - Foreign Policy at Liberty University beginning August 2021, focusing on U.S.-Portuguese relations. All guest opinions are their own and not that of The New Diplomatist podcast formally. Join us on social media, and be sure to subscribe to the podcast and leave a review on your favorite podcast app. Thank you for listening. Episode originally recorded: June 29th, 2021. Published: July 8th, 2021
Ireland in a World of Brexit, COVID, and US Elections: An Interview with Dr. Patrick Holden
The New Diplomatist
In this episode, Garrison is joined by Dr. Patrick Holden of the University of Plymouth to discuss Ireland's perspectives on the world today. Surveying Irish history and applying its experiences with its border with Northern Ireland, the two delve into the topics of Brexit and potential Irish reunification, while considering the impact of COVID on the devolved U.K. governments. They also touch on the topic of U.S-Irish relations, and the potential differences between President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden towards the Irish Border and Brexit. Dr. Patrick Holden is an Associate Professor (Reader) of the School of Law, Criminology and Government (Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business) at the University of Plymouth, U.K. He conducts research and teaching in relation to International Political Economy, the European Union in the World, International Development Policy, Global Governance and Regional Integration, as well as the Brexit process. He is the author of numerous publications and articles, including most recently: 'Irreconcilable tensions? The EU’s development policy in an era of global illiberalism' in the Journal of Contemporary European Research. Garrison Moratto is the host of The New Diplomatist Podcast; he graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.Sc. in Government: Public Administration from Liberty University, where he is studying for a M.Sc. in International Affairs. All guest opinions are their own and not that of The New Diplomatist podcast formally. Please subscribe and leave a review for feedback; join the podcast on Patreon for bonus perks. Thank you for listening.
EP098: Patrick Holden & The Potential Simplicity of Online Church Services
The Church Digital Podcast
Episode 97 was incredible! We did a deep dive into Creative Online Services with lead creative Craig Dockery at Crossroads Church. Incredible conversation, but man, Crossroads has a ton of resources and staffing to make their incredibly creative worship services happen.Most churches today don’t have large creative teams or financial resources to do creative services. So while there are applicable lessons in from Crossroads there may not have been much practical.So, let’s start to have some practical conversations on Church Online Services. We’re bringing in Patrick Hudson, Lead Pastor at Nuvo Church. Nuvo’s got one of the most creative worship services I’ve ever seen… and he’s still in Church Plant mode (still operating digitally, not yet launched physically).There’s an incredible opportunity we have today. Mid-COVID, or even Post-COVID, we’ve got an opportunity to look with fresh eyes on our corporate worship services. Don’t recreate. Reimagine.COMPLETE SHOW NOTES AVAILABLE AT THECHURCH.DIGITAL.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thechurchdigital/message
Supporting sustainable food systems that nourish people and the planet is crucial for driving positive change, so who better to kick off our Hungry Minds podcast than self-professed ‘back-to-the-lander’, Sustainable Food Trust founder, and Fortnum & Mason Food and Drink Award winner Patrick Holden?Having led the charge for adopting a more holistic approach to food production since starting a community farm in Wales during the 70s, Patrick is now a highly regarded international activist championing carbon-negative farming practices and organic, artisan food movements.Here, in an inspiring chat with our series host, Tom Parker Bowles, Patrick celebrates the collective power of conscious consumerism, and reveals why farming in harmony with nature is key to tackling climate crisis. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
British farmer and global activist, Patrick Holden CBE, joins Liz to discuss the importance of sustainable farming. He discusses the need to make sustainable food choices to benefit the planet and why we need to buy locally.Please note: Image taken before social distancing rules came into place. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
‘We also need to encourage governments to do more to make sustainable farming the more profitable option for farmers and the more affordable option for consumers.’– Patrick Holden 2019For the full story get your copy of Fat and Furious on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2TBdTGD Use the discount code: 'FFPodcast' at checkout for £5 off.In this episode, your host Steve Bennett and Sustainable food activist, Patrick Holden discuss how the UK needs to move to a more sustainable and organic way of farming.Twitter – @SusFoodTrust / @SoilAssociationWebsite - https://sustainablefoodtrust.org/Patrick Holden is the founding director of the Sustainable Food Trust, working internationally to accelerate the transition towards more sustainable food systems.After studying biodynamic agriculture at Emerson College, he established a mixed community farm in Wales in 1973, producing at various times: wheat for flour production sold locally, carrots and milk from an 85 cow Ayrshire dairy herd,
Patrick Holden of Hafod Cheese and The Sustainable Food Trust
Join me as I speak to Dairy farmer, cheesemaker and activist Patrick Holden. We discuss the Covid-19 crisis in the context of his business and how the food systems we have now need to be future proofed with a greater focus on and support for sustainable practices. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.