Creative ideas, stories, practices and resources
from social change leaders and practitioners from around the world
“Going barefoot is the gentlest way of walking and can symbolise a way of living - being authentic, vulnerable, sensitive to our surroundings. It’s the feeling of enjoying warm sand beneath our toes, or carefully making our way over sharp rocks in the darkness. It’s a way of living that has the lightest impact, removing the barrier between us and nature." Adele Coombs, Barefoot Dreaming
How are Barefoot Guides produced?
Barefoot Guides are produced by various communities of practice. The Barefoot Guide Connection team facilitates a series of "writeshops" of practitioners and leaders to design the Guide they wish to produce and then to surface and develop stories of change practice, with reflections and perspectives from these.
These can be done online or face-to-face.
We accompany editorial teams to further refine and develop the drafts into the final writings, to work with illustrators and then to bring the Guide to publication.
Taking Agroecology to Scale
Learning from the experiences of
Natural Farming in India
A ground-breaking publi-cation on Community-managed Natural Farming (CNF) as practised by almost 1 million farmers in Andhra Pradesh state in India. The government there has committed to the transition of ALL six million farmers by 2030, mobilising all their resources and civil society behind it. It is one of the big, hopeful stories of our time and may show the way for so many more to follow.
This booklet comes from a learning exchange with the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA) who are learning from CNF in their promotion of Agroecology across Africa.
The Barefoot Guide Connection facilitated the booklet's production and provided language editing.
Go to the AFSA website to Download
Barefoot Guides currently being written
WHAT HAVE OTHERS SAID ABOUT THE bAREFOOT gUIDES...
The Barefoot Guides have been the key influences in my life and work… my constant companions in my community and organisational development work.