The Harmony Project is an integral part of the Sustainable Food Trust’s wider educational work and its commitment to promoting an understanding of the impact our choices and actions have on the world.
Originally inspired by HRH, The Prince of Wales’s book Harmony: A New Way of Looking at Our World, Harmony reminds us that everything in Nature is connected, adaptable, diverse, cyclical and regenerative – principles which manifest in the laws of physics, the solar system, in the shape and growth patterns of plants, in the beauty of nature, in music, in architecture and in food and farming. This vision shows us that, by turning to Nature as our teacher, we can be better placed to tackle the challenges facing humankind.
The Sustainable Food Trust’s work on Harmony in food and farming seeks to demonstrate how and why we must put principles of Harmony into practice to accelerate the transition to sustainable food and farming systems that work with nature, rather than against it. Achieving this change will require a new approach which puts the observation of natural ecosystems at its core, developing a sense of connectedness with the environment and each other.
The Harmony Project, established in 2018 and led by Director of Education, Richard Dunne, aims to transform education to ensure it is fit for purpose in preparing young people for life in the 21st century, not just to pass exams. By working with teachers and other educators to re-frame teaching and learning around natural laws and principles, The Harmony Project aims to show the world as an interconnected whole. This approach looks to help young people understand the world in which they find themselves and develop the skills they need to take action from this place of understanding. This will enable them to learn how to live more sustainably.
For events and more information on Harmony in Food and Farming, Harmony in Education and Living in Harmony with Nature, find the new Harmony Project website here.
For free teaching resources and guidance on how to put Nature’s principles of Harmony into Practice, visit The Harmony Project’s resources hub here.