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Cultivating the Future of Food: Immersive Learning Journey


A journey immersed in nature where we nurture our potential as empowered change agents for unlocking an abundant food system. Deep in nature, we drop into a place of insight, creativity, connection, and problem-solving. Stepping into a new regenerative operating paradigm to cultivate the future of food.

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About this event

Think the food system can and needs to be better? 

Whether you’re an investor, farmer, corporate, innovator, academic, policy-maker, or chef -- if your work touches the food system and you believe a brighter food future is possible, then you are invited to this transformative learning journey for an intimate group of UK change agents. 

The industrial food system is broken and so is the mindset that got us here. The evidence revealing the problem is plenty. The solution pathways have been identified. Initiatives are underway and investment is flowing. Yet, food is far from living up to its full potential for people and the planet

It’s time for a fresh approach. 

It’s time to get out from behind the laptops, put the reports aside, step out of our echo chambers and come together in a diverse community to learn directly from nature’s intelligence and reclaim our agency to reimagine the food system. 

A small group of food system leaders from across the UK will come together for an immersive 3-day experience where we’ll get hands-on, cultivate community, and uplevel our personal and collective capacity to create real and meaningful change.

Deep in nature, we drop out of the daily grind, into a place of insight, creativity, connection, and problem-solving. From there, we bring in new knowledge through sensory and immersive experiences -- farmwork, foraging, cooking -- and rich dialogues that deepen our understanding of food system mechanics and promising solution areas. Together, we embark on a journey of redefining what a ‘wealthy food future’ really means. 

In this unique environment, meaningful connections are formed, discoveries are found, and our path to becoming the change agents we are meant to be is initiated. To overhaul today’s system, we need to upgrade the level of the mind from which we are solving. Mindset focused sessions will be offered to dissolve old default modes and evolve a new regenerative operating paradigm.

We’ll leave with… 

  • An inspiring vision of what a wealthy food future system can look like
  • A sense of empowerment and increased agency to be powerful nodes of influence in the system
  • A deeper understanding of food system mechanics and solution areas 
  • New connections with a supportive community full of potential collaborations 
  • An expanded capacity to operate from a systems-change approach in our everyday

To support cultivation of long-standing connections and community, participation is only for those based in the UK.

Room Options

We have a range of comfortable accommodation to suit a variety of budgets.

Our rooms have beautiful views over the surrounding countryside with snug beds for peaceful sleeping. There are reading lights, woollen blankets and space to store your belongings. Bathrooms are modern with responsibly sourced toiletries and soft towels. Plus all our buildings are eco-powered and we have boot rooms for your wellies and coats.

The campsite has spacious bell tents with a queen futon and shared shower/toilet block. You'll have your own wood burning stove for morning tea and access to a community kitchen. We provide essentials such as towels, torches, usb charging points, a cool box and comfortable bedding.

Our Tiny Boat has serene views of the lake, beautiful deck, woodland shower and a queen bed. This is a short walk from the campsite and retreat buildings so is a wild haven for those looking a more private experience. (Don't worry - the Tiny Boat now has curtains).

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What's Included

  • Two nights comfortable accommodation to suit a variety of budgets
  • All meals, fire-cooked and using hyper-local and biodynamic ingredients from the 42 Acres gardens and created on-site, plus teas & coffees
  • Hands-on learning workshops: foraging, farming, food design 
  • Systems-change sessions 
  • Daily movement and mind sessions 
  • Access to 170 acres of regenerative gardens, ancient forests and a 7 acre lake.

If you would like to apply for a bursary please contact for more information.

About the hosts

Emma Chow

Emma is a regenerative leader and educator. Her approach works at the inflection point of the inner and outer worlds, taking a deeply-human angle to fundamentally re-imagine today’s broken systems. Emma co-developed and led the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s global Food initiative, where she honed her food system knowledge that she now weaves with her skills as a meditation and yoga teacher to unleash people’s potential to solve the greatest challenges of our time. Emma is a meditation teacher certified with 1 Giant Mind, 200 YTT certified yoga teacher, and yoga nidra guide trained by Jana Roemer. 

Seth Tabatznik

Seth is the founder of Be The Earth Foundation and co-founder of 42 Acres, bringing his commitment and passion for the environment into the initiative. Since 2011, he’s managed Berti Investments, which supports young, environmentally focused businesses in the UK.

42 Acres

42 Acres is a wellbeing retreat & regenerative farm stay in rural Somerset. Our accommodation, experiences and events all share one vision: to promote living in harmony with nature, self and others.


Cultivating the Future of Food: Immersive Learning Journey


Tuesday, June 6, 2023

2:00 pm

4:00 pm


Tuesday, June 6, 2023

2:00 pm


Thursday, June 8, 2023

4:00 pm


Emma Chow

Seth Tabatznik

42 Acres


42 Acres, Holt Road, Witham Friary, Frome, BA11 5HL

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