Haystack 07 with farmer John Atkinson and filmmaker Maria Benjamin at the Architecture Foundation London, Saturday 14 December

Haystack 07 “Cows, Conservation, Controversy”

This special Haystack on a Saturday afternoon gives first hand insight into the reality of running an upland hill farm, husbandry and conservation policies.


John Atkinson, a Cumbrian farmer and Lead Ranger for the National Trust will talk about the concept of “Farming with Nature” and how he applies his interest into conservation, sustainability and access to landscape as someone who comes from a family that has farmed in the Lake District for the last 600 years.

Artist and filmmaker Maria Benjamin will be screening a range of “Farm Animal” films from recent years, ranging from birth to slaughter.


The afternoon will end with a collective sausage making effort, later to be served with fresh Sauerkraut made during Haystack 06 at Hewood Farm in Dorset.

Haystack 07 takes place during “Good News from Nowhere” a three week long exhibition and events programme at the Architecture Foundation London by myvillages.org

Saturday 14 December 2013
2-5 pm
The Architecture Foundation
136–148 Tooley St
London SE1 2TU