March 15th, 2013
Leadership from the Land
an interview with Peter Forbes
Peter Forbes is a farmer and conservationist, and an artist of imagery, written word and carved wood. He is also a public speaker and facilitator. Peter’s life-long pursuit is to be a witness and storyteller of the bond between people and the land, and to translate what he has learned into a new form of leadership.
Peter founded the Center for Whole Communities to do what he could to strengthen and connect movements for social and environmental change by looking deeply at the issues that divide us from one another and from the land. At the core of this work are tools such as inquiry, story, deep listening, transformational leadership, and relationship-building across lines of race, class and ideology. He is the editor of “Our Land, Ourselves: Readings on People and Place” and he is the author of “The Great Remembering: Further Thoughts on Land, Soul and Society” (TPL/Chelsea Green, 2001). His essays have also appeared in “Coming to Land in a Troubled World” (Center for Land and People/Chelsea Green)
Peter speaks with Joanna about collaborating with the land; healing diversity; developing intimacy with nature everywhere; a new conservationism; food justice; intensive perception; a new generation of earth persons; uncovering the old wise person within…
”I Can’t Sit Still”, original music by Evarusnik
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