Worm charmers, wildflower whisperers, carbon capturers, insect allies: regenerative farmers and fishers are working with nature in a time-honoured team.

Across a country that is 71% farmland, where less than half of our biodiversity remains, restorative practices are the root to future resilience. The time is ripe to celebrate these efforts, in support of the regenerative agriculture transition.

We Feed The UK is a major arts project pairing critically acclaimed photographers and poets with regenerative farmers, urban growers, sustainable fishers and grain rebels: the UK’s custodians of soil, sea and seed.

The campaign is a message of hope, showcasing grassroots solutions to climate change, the biodiversity crisis and social justice.

Grown by The Gaia Foundation with collaborators across the country, We Feed The UK brings together over 40 partners from the environment and arts sectors to tell time-critical stories across urban, rural and coastal areas, ranging from multi-generational, Black-led growing projects in London, to a majority-women workers cooperative in Edinburgh, via sustainable fishing along the south coast.

Ten acclaimed photographers are nurturing close relationships with their subjects, shooting throughout the seasons. Their work, which will be exhibited nationwide with ten arts partners, ranges from experiments with bread by Magnum’s Lúa Ribeira, to a 12-month study on sustainable fishing by photographer Jon Tonks.

Spoken word artists, from award-winning organisation Hot Poets, have crafted a collection of ten poems in a diversity of languages and regional dialects. This includes a celebration of hedgerows by beatboxing champion Testament, grain rebels by legendary poet-singer Dizraeli, and the soil by BBC Radio 4’s Kate Fox.

These ground-breaking collaborations will be shared between February 2024 and May 2025:

The project follows The Gaia Foundation’s We Feed The World exhibition and book, a global collaboration with some of the best-loved photographers of our time, celebrating smallholder farmers across the globe to bust the myth that we need industrial farming to survive.

Visit the dedicated website here