World class Keynote Speakers delivering powerful Organicology-styled addresses. 

From researchers to activists, writers and lawyers, Organicology has invited some of the most powerful and entertaining speakers who will delight and entertain us while delivering thought provoking ideas. Each day we’ll hear from a different keynote.  

2019 Keynotes

Winona LaDuke

Executive Director, Honor the Earth

Sustainable Food Systems

 Photo from @keripickett

Photo from @keripickett

Winona LaDuke is an internationally renowned activist working on issues of sustainable development, renewable energy and food systems. She lives and works on the White Earth reservation in northern Minnesota and is a two time vice presidential candidate with Ralph Nader for the Green Party.

As Executive Director of Honor the Earth, she works nationally and internationally on the issues of climate change, renewable energy, and environmental justice with Indigenous communities.

In her own community, she is the founder of the White Earth Land Recovery Project, one of the largest reservation based nonprofit organizations in the country, and a leader in the issues of culturally based sustainable development strategies, renewable energy and food systems. In this work, she also continues national and international work to protect Indigenous plants and heritage foods from patenting and genetic engineering.

Patrick Holden

 Chief Executive, Sustainable Food Trust

The True Cost of Food:  True Cost Accounting and Organic Market Trends

We pay for food in many ways, not just at the checkout; but the true cost varies according to how the food is produced and how well or poorly it contributes to a healthy diet. True Cost Accounting in food and agriculture is a currently evolving method for assessing the true costs and benefits of different food production systems with implications for everyone.

Patrick Holden is the Founding Director and Chief Executive of the Sustainable Food Trust.  He was the founding chairman of British Organic Farmers in 1982, before joining the Soil Association, where he worked for nearly 20 years and during which time the organization led the development of organic standards and the market for organic foods.

His advocacy for a major global transition to more sustainable food systems now entails international travel and regular broadcasts and talks at public events.