Alex TudoseFarm Manager
Alex Tudose
Ana DigónCommunicator and Regenerative Event Organiser
Ana Digón
Andy GoldringCEO Permaculture Association (Britain)
Andy Goldring
Beat RölliBiologist, Permaculture Designer, Farmer
Beat Rölli
Charlie GrayEthnobotanist, Food Systems Designer, Seed Steward
Charlie Gray
Charlotte KottuschResearch Assistant/VFPC Speaker
Charlotte Kottusch
Graham BurnettPositive solutions for regenerative futures
Graham Burnett
India HamiltonRegenerative designer and entrepreneur
India Hamilton
Iris KunzeGeographer, expert on intentional communities
Iris Kunze
Iryna KazakovaProject coordinator at NGO Permaculture in Ukraine
Iryna Kazakova
Jóvenes en PermaculturaFeaturing Auba Riera & Eddie Brown
Jóvenes en Permacultura
Julie MathesJournalist focusing on environmental issues
Julie Mathes
Jyoti FernandesFarmer and land rights activist
Jyoti Fernandes
La BolinaEcological, regenerative and intercultural association
La Bolina
Mark Ridsdill SmithContainer gardener, author and teacher
Mark Ridsdill Smith
Matt SwarbrickOptimist and Tea Maker at Henbant
Matt Swarbrick
Matteo MazzolaRegenerative farmer, consultant and educator
Matteo Mazzola
Morag GambleFounder, presenter and educator
Morag Gamble
Murad AlkhufashMarda Permaculture Farm founder
Murad Alkhufash
Pat MooneyAuthority on issues of global governance, corporate concentration, and intellectual property monopoly
Pat Mooney
Pavlo ArdanovResearcher and lecturer. Co-founder of NGO Permaculture in Ukraine
Pavlo Ardanov
PermaMedPermaculture educators and practitioners
Permayouth Hubs UgandaFeaturing Brenda Nakafeero & Rolande Ansima Casinga
Permayouth Hubs Uganda
Perrine Hervé-GruyerPermaculture and agroecology consultant
Perrine Hervé-Gruyer
Peter BrooksSpatial researcher
Peter Brooks
Pippa ChapmanBackyard forest gardener
Pippa Chapman
Precious PhiriSmallholder farmer, regenerative agriculture practitioner and trainer
Precious Phiri
Rob HopkinsFounder of the Transition movement.
Rob Hopkins
Sheila DarmosAdvocate for Regenerative Farming
Sheila Darmos
Stephanie HaffertyGarden writer, consultant and designer
Stephanie Hafferty
Steve CharterFunding Coordinator PAB, iACT Project Lead
Steve Charter
Suzy RussellSupporting and promoting Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) in the UK
Suzy Russell
Valerie SeitzOrganizing the transformation as a trainer, project developer and designer
Valerie Seitz

Sheila Darmos

Advocate for Regenerative Farming

4 March 2023
16:00 - 19:00 GMT (London)
17:00 - 20:00 CET (Paris)
18:00 - 21:00 EET (Athens)
Day 4 Programme

Sheila Darmos

How the food market needs to change to accommodate biodiverse farms in transition

::  consumers  ::  networks  ::  connection  ::

While there is a need to support farmers to transition to regenerative farming practices, there is literally a need for every citizen to understand the relationship between food cultivation and the health of our ecosystem.

Once this connection is understood, it is the base for consumers to be willing to go a step towards their farmer. In reality we need to reconnect, in order to make this work. Consumers need to be more agile in the way they demand food on the market, when and what they demand. It needs to be directly connected to what is grown in their region, or in an ecologically sound and accessible way.

It needs indeed a diverse impact network to accomplish this shift of our agri-food system, and this network needs to include all actors that are essential parts of the agri-food system. Like in our farm we know that all elements are connected, so it is in our food market. If we only connect two elements, the system will still not be functional enough.

More Details

After her Bachelor's degree in Sociology in Germany and spending 20 years there, Sheila moved back to Greece to take over the family business, Silver Leaf, which her father had created to support local organic farmers. Being really troubled by conventional business approaches and the lack of ecological awareness in the local rural area in southern Peloponnese, she found her unique way of running her family business, weaving together Permaculture principles, Frederic Laloux approaches and her sociology background.

At the same time, she founded the Southern Lights non profit organisation which goes many steps beyond the scope of the business, supporting farmers in converting to regenerative farming, creating learning opportunities for young and old on topics of regeneration, while bringing together the Greek regenerative movement in the Regen network she co-initiated. At the same time on her own regenerative agroforestry farm, she is creating an invisible school for young and old to reconnect with nature in an abundant food forest.


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