Projects / New Methods of Diversification and Sustainability


Artist Charlie Tweed's project profiled creative Cumbrian locals who had diversified from their main professions to create new sources of income, culture and inspiration.

These individuals gave illustrated talks on their work to a group of 30 students from the Royal College of Art and from Lancaster University. Topics discussed included Transition Towns and local resilience, permaculture as a model for growing and living, new models for rural businesses and farm diversification, sustainable building and new methods of creative practice.

Speakers included: Lakeland Permaculture, Charlie Whinney, Jonathan Denby, Adam Sutherland and Karen Guthrie.

Following the talks was a meal using local produce (including pike quennelles, squirrel stew and summer pudding) and a screening of the film 'Our Daily Bread' by Nicholas Geyrhalter.