We are delighted that Satish Kumar will be our keynote speaker at HerbFest 2017 and will also give a talk on People, Plants and Planet.
Satish is a former monk and long-term peace and environment activist, who has been quietly setting the Global Agenda for change for over 50 years. He was just nine when he left his family home to join the wandering Jains and 18 when he decided he could achieve more back in the world, campaigning for land reform in India and working to turn Gandhi’s vision of a renewed India and a peaceful world into reality. Since moving to the UK in 1973 Satish has been editor of Resurgence magazine – making him the UK’s longest-serving editor of the same magazine. He is on the Advisory Board of Our Future Planet, a unique online community sharing ideas for real change and, in recognition of his commitment to animal welfare and compassionate living, he was recently elected vice-president with the RSPCA. He continues to teach and run workshops on reverential ecology, holistic education and voluntary simplicity and is a much sought-after speaker both in the UK and abroad.