How the food market needs to change to accommodate biodiverse farms in transition
DAY 4 - FARM SCALE
4 March 2023
16:00 - 19:00 GMT (London)
17:00 - 20:00 CET (Paris)
18:00 - 21:00 EET (Athens)
Day 4 Programme
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.