- When: Monday, 21 May 2018
Admission FREE (closing donations welcome)
Where: Ruskin Hall, Emerson College, Forest Row, RH18 5JX
Nana and Felipe will share their experiences of living and working within SEKEM, a pioneering and visionary community that has made the desert flourish
Eurythmist Nana Woo and musician Felipe Gonzalez have been living for the past few months at SEKEM, the extraordinary community based on the idea of sustainable development in the Egyptian desert.
Founded forty years ago in barren desert sands north-west of Cairo by Dr Ibrahim Abouleish, SEKEM has now grown to include biodynamic agriculture, trading companies for produce and processed foods, herbal teas and beauty products, medicinal herbs and medicines, organic cotton products, a medical centre, schools, a nursery, a college and even a university for sustainable development. SEKEM's goals are to "restore and maintain the vitality of the soil and food as well as the biodiversity of nature" through sustainable, organic agriculture and to support social and cultural development in Egypt.