Hawkwood's Seed Festival - Ecology & Arts

Join us in the Cotswolds for Hawkwood’s Seed Festival 7-9 July and help change the world for the better! Order your tickets or donate.

We did it!

On 1st Jun 2017 we successfully raised £5,663 with 60 supporters in 31 days


ENDED NOW BUT TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE VIA via Eventbrite http://bit.ly/seedfest

At Hawkwood's Seed Festival 7-9th July - we believe that the time to take control and create a bright future is NOW.  Over £12,000 has aready been raised in tickets sales - but not with the crowdfunder goodies!  

With the best line-up of UK green and new-thought leaders and performers, Seed Festival plants ‘real’ seeds that will grow and help shape the world we want. Seed Festival brings together poets and activists, musicians and scientists, wild folk and city dwellers to dream together about what it means to live in a world that thrives in deep connection with nature. And now in our third year we need YOU to make this happen!

YOUR WEEKEND TICKET is all you need to enjoy all talks, workshops and performances.

Purchase your ticket via the rewards.  A weekend ticket is only £77 (instead of £85) and if you want to pitch your tent with us, the inclusive camping ticket is only £95 and includes extra goodies (worth 125)! 

If you need to buy two tickets e.g. a juno seed and a chilled seed, you will need to purchase them one by one as sadly there is no basket facility through this site.

Please note this campaign isnt one where if we dont meet the target it doesnt happen.
Once you buy your ticket/rewards it ensures your place at the festival.

Gates open at 4pm Friday 7th July - films  and music from 7pm.
Opening at 10.30am Saturday with some workshops before.
Closing Circle Sunday 9th July 6pm

Confused about buying tickets via crowdfunder - let me explain

Over 100 contributors - talks, music, workshops & family fun

With over 100 contributors, workshops, activities and exhibitions over the weekend, Seed Festival provides a fertile ground for festival-goers to explore the challenges of environmental change through music, poetry, debate and community connection. 

From Friday evening of the 7th through to Sunday 9th of July, we will have some of the most amazing speakers of our time BBC’s Bruce Parry, Caroline Lucas and Molly Scott Cato from the Green party, Eden’s Tim Smit, Good Energy's Juliet Davenport, RSA's Matthew Taylor, Satish Kumar, Embercombe's Founder Mac Macartney,   Polly Higgins, Futerra’s Solitaire TownsendLush's Matt Shaw , Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World founder Clive Adams and Rob Hopkins from Transition. And we will welcome extraordinary millennials to represent the voice of the new generation that are stepping boldly forward in activism, permaculture, soil, GMOs, nature connection and money. 

 We will delight in performances from the Ganda Boys, AMJ Collective, Three Acres and a Cow, Chloe Leigh, April Blue and Seize the Day’s Shannon Smy. Plus acts from as far away as the USA & Australia like Rising Appalachia, Formidable Vegetables Sound System, Senegal's Jali Fily Cissokho and much more with great films like Demain, Plastic Ocean, Seed The Movie  plus hands-on creative workshops and loads of family fun!

The Seed Festival is joint venture between Hawkwood and Seed - Planting big ideas that takes place at Hawkwood’s Centre for Future Thinking in the Cotswolds. Set within a biodynamic farm, country house, woodlands and natural springs – it’s the perfect place to connect with nature, dream boldly, and celebrate life!

We need YOUR help!

At Seed Festival we will be #plantingbigideas all weekend as we gather at Hawkwood to remember that together, we are capable, NOW, of creating extraordinary change. But we need YOU to help bring this festival to life.

With your pledges we will be able to deliver a truly inspiring weekend.

Pledge for your ticket today through this campaign and enjoy our Crowdfunder exclusive rewards!

Every pledge will be entered into our Crowdfunder Prize Draw, to win a weekend course at Hawkwood in the next year. Other prizes include: An hour online mentoring with Embercombe founder Mac Macartney; the first 8 editions of She Who Knows Magazine and a copy of Steph Bradley’s limited edition book of tales of Transition.

Even if you can’t join us in person you can still get involved by donating as part of this crowdfunding campaign and helping us bring this transformational event to life.   Donations of £10 or over are listed in our Seed Hall of Fame.

Ridiculous Rewards

Some rewards are festival tickets, some are yummy food, massages, a Juno Magazine Subscription, an album download from SHE Nation, mentoring moments with our incredible speakers (Wow!), and of course a sustainable tote bag & organic festival t-shirt! Others rewards are simply YOU supporting BIG ideas to grow in service of a vibrant planet!

So, the basic weekend ticket is only £77 (instead of £85) and if you want to pitch your tent with us, the inclusive camping ticket is only £95 and includes extra goodies (worth 125)! (Just so people don’t assume that the camping ticket in 95quid on top of the festival ticket)!

If you need to buy different types of tickets at once -  you will need to repeat the process as sadly there is no basket facility.


 One of our most exciting reward ticket is ….... (drumroll please) …..... 
the Walk & Talk Mentoring Moment - Weekend Ticket
A chance to have a 15 minute mentoring moment at the festival with one of the Seed Festival speakers, such as: Scilla Elworthy 3 time nobel peace prize nominee, Tim Smit co-founder Eden Project, Polly Higgins Ecocide Lawyer, Molly Scot Cato Green MEPLush’s Matt Shaw, Rob Hopkins Transition Network,  Futerra’s Solitaire Townsend, Helen Browning Soil Association, Peter Macfadyen Flatpack Democracy, Danny Chivers , Katie Alcott Frank Water , Liz Hosken Gaia Foundation , Clive Adams Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World, Natalie Fee City to Sea, Giles Hutchins , Seed experts Adam Alexander, Neil Munro and David Price, Beyond GM's Lawrence Woodward, Bristol Refill's Gus Hoyt, Isabel Carlisle  Fi Radford Grandparents for a Safe Earth, Jo Ruxton Plastic OceanCaspar Walsh -  phewww, now that’s a list! 

* We will try and match you up where we can with your requested speaker.

The Walk & Talk Special - it simplier doesnt get better, only £110.
Adult Weekend Camping Ticket PLUS a 15-minute mentoring moment with one of with one of the Seed Festival speakers, PLUS a heavenly halloumi burger,  an album download from SHE Nation, stylish tote bag & festival t-shirt.  —  now that's something you don’t get offered every day!

You might be a Groovy Green Business or organisation wanting to promote yourself at the event, for which there are some great opportunities here too.

Recap on types of Tickets - see rewards info on extras!

£17 Mini Seed - Children’s Weekend Ticket (5-18) not camping but tote

£35  Acorn Seed - Children’s weekend camping ticket (5-18) loads of extras

£47 Juno Seed - Children's Weekend Camping Ticket (5-18)  loads of extras

£77 Seed Festival Adult Weekend Ticket - not camping but tote

£95 Drop in Family Fun! 1 Adult and 1Child Weekend - not camping but tote

£95 Oak Seed Adult Weekend Camping  -  loads of extras

£105 Chilled Seed Adult Weekend Camping - loads of extras including foot massage

£110 Walk & Talk Mentoring Moment includesAdult Weekend Camping Ticket -  loads of extras

£125 Oak & Acorn Seed Adult and Child Weekend Camping  -  loads of extras

£235 Big Family Combo Two Adult and two Children's Weekend Camping -  loads of extras


We were BORN for these TIMES!

So click NOW and please support this great event, and we look forward to seeing you in July!

For full line-up and programme please visit our website www.seedfestival.co.uk

For more on Hawkwood’s Centre for Future Thinking www.hawkwoodcollege.co.uk

For Terms & Conditions follow link 

Project Dirt's Offline at Seed Festival 

Everything that's brilliant about the online Project Dirt network comes together offline for a dose of inspiration and knowledge sharing, to help accelerate impact and celebrate community. Join the Project Dirt area as they host hands-on workshops and talks brought to you by incredible community businesses, from their ever growing network.These projects, coming together offline for the first time, not only to share their stories with you, but also their skills and knowledge. Come along and get your hands dirty with their interactive, family-friendly and practical demonstrations!  Bee keeping, bushcraft skills, wood making, organic - no packaging required body cream, apple pressing and more! Learn the essentials of setting up, running and spreading the word about community business from people who are getting stuck in! Let's move out of the office and into the world's best classroom – where our creativity is on overdrive.

Massive THANK YOU to our Supporters!

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