Events

Join one of the many events to celebrate World Localization Day 2024. Browse below the wide variety of exciting online and in-person events. From film screenings, community gatherings, inspiring forums, and many others. If you're located in Japan, check out also The Caravan of Hope programme, where multiple events with a focus on local are planned throughout the month of June all over Japan. More events to be added soon!

Online events

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Eat Local Challenge
14 -21 June - online

Eat Local Challenge - we’re challenging World Farmers Markets Coalition members and followers around the globe to invite their market shoppers to join our Eat Local Challenge. What is the challenge? It’s simple! Market visitors commit to purchase a meal that is 100% local! You can do this by posting photos and videos of products and people at markets and farms in your local area.

Hosted by World Farmers Market Coalition

Economics of Happiness
15 June - online

Localization Film Festival Economics of Happiness - sign up once to get free pass to three films and masterclass about localization. The Economics of Happiness spells out the social, spiritual, and ecological costs of today’s global economy while highlighting the multiple benefits of economic localization.

Hosted by Permaculture Education Institute - Australia

Planet Local Film Screening
19 June - online

Business for Humanity with Helena Norberg-Hodge - join us for a compelling session with the renowned founder of Local Futures, Helena Norberg-Hodge. This episode will spotlight Helena's advocacy for strengthening local economies across the globe, highlighting how localized economic models can significantly contribute to sustainability and resilience in global markets.

Hosted by Global Society for Good Leadership

Planet Local Film Screening
21 June - online

Why localising our economies is good for people and planet - join us this World Localisation Day to discuss how the localisation of our economies, societies and environmental protection strategies, can bring multifaceted benefits to our people and planet. Confirmed speakers are Morag Gamble Permaculture Education Institute), Henry Coleman (Local Futures), and Michelle Maloney (NENA and AELA).

Hosted by NENA - New Economy Network Australia

Planet Local Film Screening
21 June - online

Film premiere 'Closer to Home' and live webinar - we're excited to announce the film premiere of our new film 'Closer to Home' on World Localization Day, June 21. The film will be screened in three different timezones. Each screening will be followed by a live webinar with voices from the film. The three events will be held online via Zoom and are free of charge. Choose your preferred timezone and speaker below and register for a free ticket.

Hosted by Local Futures

Planet Local Film Screening
22 June - online

Localization Film Festival Planet Local - sign up once to get free pass to three films and masterclass about localization. This film gives voice to a growing number of people building a more beautiful world.

Hosted by Permaculture Education Institute - Australia

Helena Norberg-Hodge
27 June - online

Webinar: "Setting the Record Straight on the European Farmer Protests: Real Policy Solutions" - join this webinar to understand the roots of discontent in Europe, by hearing first-hand from farmers about the protests they're leading in their countries. While they have often been painted by media as “anti-regulation”, we aim to set the record straight by hearing the true causes of these protests straight from French and Spanish farmers, who demand farm policy reforms that support their livelihoods and communities.

Hosted by National Family Farm Coalition

Helena Norberg-Hodge
29 June - online

Localization Masterclass with Helena Norberg-Hodge - sign up once to get free pass to three films and masterclass about localization. Join Morag Gamble live in conversation with Helena Norberg-Hodge, founder of Local Futures, to explore how we can grow the movement and foster ecological economies, thriving communities and healthy local food systems.

Hosted by Permaculture Education Institute - Australia

In-person events

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Caravan of Hope Japan
2-28 June - Japan

The Caravan of Hope - Anja Light, a founding member of The Sloth Club, and her two children in their twenties, will cover local and regenerative good news from all over Japan. Multiple events are planned in throughout the month of June.

Hosted by The Sloth Club, Anja Light, Pacha, and Yani

Location: multiple locations in Japan

Schumacher
13 June - Australia

Permaculture at the Pub Wine Country - a social event for everyone, held once a month in local pubs, to talk about gardening, sustainability, self-sufficiency, the environment, compost, local events, the community, and more. You can drop in and stay for as long or as little as you like.

Hosted by Maplewood Permaculture

Location: Pub Wine Country, Cessnock, Hunter Valley, Australia

Fleece fair
14 June - Slovenia

Farmers Market - a vibrant monthly farmers markets in Stražišče (5-7pm). The market provides local fruit and vegetables, cheese, meat products, bread, honey, and wine. People bring seeds and seedlings to share with others.

Hosted by Društvo Sorško polje, Oskrbovalnica, Krajevna skupnost Stražišče, Mesta občina Kranj and ZTKK

Location: Stražišče, Slovenia

Fleece fair
14 June - Australia

Let’s Celebrate Localization! Filmscreening - all are invited to come be inspired and celebrate World Localization Day at the Springvale Community Hub with a viewing of the award winning documentary ‘The Economics of Happiness’. Bring along some finger-food to share. Find more info about the film here

Hosted by Springvale Community Hub

Location: Springvale Community Hub, Melbourne, Australia

Website page coming soon.

Photo by Vince Veras on Unsplash
14 June - India

Ram Rasoda - kind of millet based seva cafe - we have planned to organize this event for plant distribution, millet-based recipe offering to the public, and seed gifting.

Hosted by Shikshantar Sansthan

Location: Rajasthan Udaipur, India

Fleece fair
15 June - Canada

Uncycling the ubiquitous plastic drink bottles - into art planters for seedlings and chinese greens. This workshop will be held in front of the display space in a suburban mall for all things related to Design Support for the Cause of Urban Agriculture.

Hosted by Lowell Lo Design Inc. Architect

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Fleece fair
15 June - UK

Annual Fleece Fair - this fair is a brilliant celebration of short supply chains, local producers and traditional craft.

Hosted by Somerset Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers

Location: Beauchamp village hall, Taunton, UK

Wilding Weekend Highlights
15-16 June - UK

Dorset Wilding Weekend - a family-friendly event with a wild garden to explore, wildflower meadows, a cascade of ponds, insect homes and a medieval-style marshland walkway. There will be talks, tours, stalls and delicious food and drink.

Hosted by Julia Hailes

Location: Hooke Farm, Beaminster, Dorset, UK

Social Gathering Bournemouth
15 June - UK

Secret Garden Midsummer Open Day and Social Gathering - join us to socialise, enjoy the garden, meet our team, learn about our projects, buy Grounded honey, plants or seeds, and share some local food.

Hosted by Grounded Community

Location: Bournemouth, UK

Economics of Happiness
18 June - online

Communities, local economies and food systems - an online session for farming groups and organisations organised by Nuup. Anja Lyngbaek from Local Futures will be sharing about strategies to strengthen local food systems and economies, followed by discussion.

Hosted by NUUP, Mexico

Cineforum ecosocial - Planeta Local - 19 junio 2024 - 1
19 June - Bolivia

Feria Samay de Samaipata Film Screening - celebration of World Localization Day with live music; harvest from the Casa Samai gardens, screening of the film 'Planet Local: a quiet revolution', physical trading of local products and services. Find more info about the film here.

Hosted by Casa Samai and Samay local currency group

Location: Casa Samai Botique in Samaipata, Bolivia

Cineforum ecosocial - Planeta Local - 19 junio 2024 - 1
19 June - USA

Let's Go Local Forum - every 3rd Wednesday of the month we hold local forums to help us better understand our community and how we can restore our belief that we can get things done together.

Hosted by TimeBank Mahoning Watershed

Location: 1559 Warner Road, Hubbard, Ohio, USA

Cineforum ecosocial - Planeta Local - 19 junio 2024 - 1
19 June - Spain

Film screening 'Planet Local: A Quiet Revolution' followed by discussion. Find more info about the film here.

Hosted by Ribering

Location: Bajada al Molino 15, Aranda de Duero, Spain

Cartel NESI forum  2024
19 June - Spain

NESI Forum 2024 EnREDando - this three-day forum will bring 200 leaders together to strengthen and expand the network of local economies, weave new alliances, to multiply impact for a just transition to a new economy that improves the well-being of people and planet..

Hosted by Foro Nesi

Location: Mollina, Málaga, Spain

Cartel NESI forum  2024
19 June - Japan

Connecting with the local fishing Community of Miyazu - this event is an investigation and connection with the local fishing community of Miyazu, Kyoto, culminating in a concert, seed exchange and party hosted by the local environment movement.

Hosted by Julia Hailes MBE

Location: Miyazu, Kyoto, Japan

Schumacher
19 June - Australia

Permaculture at the Pub Maitland - a social event for everyone, held once a month in local pubs, to talk about gardening, sustainability, self-sufficiency, the environment, compost, local events, the community, and more. You can drop in and stay for as long or as little as you like.

Hosted by Maplewood Permaculture

Location: Maitland, Australia

Schumacher
20 June - Australia

Permaculture at the Pub Dungog - a social event for everyone, held once a month in local pubs, to talk about gardening, sustainability, self-sufficiency, the environment, compost, local events, the community, and more. You can drop in and stay for as long or as little as you like.

Hosted by Maplewood Permaculture

Location: Dungog, Australia

Barrett Library US
20 June - USA

Resilient Community Idea Swap - share your ideas, actions, and dreams that are and can make our local community more resilient.

Hosted by Alexandria Library

Location: Barrett Branch Library, Alexandria, VA, USA

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The Shortest Meal
20 June - Bangladesh

Localization Celebration in Dhaka- a day-long event including displays, screening of Local Futures videos, presentations, discussion, and a cultural event. We will also organize talk shows in Bengali and English and conduct a social media campaign on the importance and benefits of localization.

Hosted by Institute of Wellbeing and Work for a Better Bangladesh

Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh

The Mesogaia Cooking Experience
21 June - Greece

The Mesogaia Cooking Experience - a private cooking class where international students visiting Greece, will have the opportunity to learn all about the Greek culinary heritage during an immersive cooking experience.

Hosted by Vouryia Handcrafted Travel Experiences

Location: Athens, Greece

The Shortest Meal
21 June - N. Zealand

The Shortest Meal - on 21 June, it’s World Localisation Day and also the shortest day of the year, and it’s Feast Matariki season, here in Aotearoa New Zealand. Celebrate by creating a meal from your local food system and share it with us!

Hosted by Eat New Zealand

Location: Aotearoa, New Zealand

Kulturhof Hinter Musegg
21 June - Switzerland

Local Food Feast- to celebrate World Localization Day, the farm restaurant and the farm shop will draw attention to their local, seasonal and organic produce and films with focus on localization will run in the farm shop during 21-23 June.

Hosted by Kulturhof Hinter Musegg

Location: Diebold-Schilling-Strasse 13, 6004 Luzern, Switzerland

Shift Bristol
21 June - USA

Future Sound of Nature- a regenerative electronic music festival celebrating the people and ecosystems of the Catskills & Hudson Valley. Two days and nights of dancing to local DJs, listening to local electronic artists, eating delicious local food, nurturing local connections — leaving the community and land better than we found them.

Hosted by Future Sound of Nature (FSON) and Permatours

Location: Hudson Valley, USA

Shift Bristol
21 June - Tasmania

Local Feast at Magical Farm Tasmania - we're a 'Potluck' #LocalFoodFeast on Friday 21st of June (12midday-2pm_ as part of #WorldLocalizationDay. Bring along a local vegetarian dish to share and if you have seeds, please bring some to exchange.

Hosted by Magical Farm Tasmania

Location: Tasmania, Australia

Shift Bristol
21 June - Australia

Pyrenees Potluck Dinner - we're hosting a potluck dinner in Beaufort and we hope that you will use local grown or sourced ingredients! Come along to share a dinner, play some board games and celebrate and strengthen a global, grassroots movement towards the more beautiful world our hearts know is possible.

Hosted by Pyrenees & Surrounds Permaculture Group

Pyrenees Shire, Australia

Cartel NESI forum  2024
21 June - Spain

NESI Forum 2024 EnREDando - this three-day forum, with final plenary on June 21, will bring 200 leaders together to strengthen and expand the network of local economies, weave new alliances, to multiply impact for a just transition to a new economy that improves the well-being of people and planet..

Hosted by Foro Nesi

Location: Mollina, Málaga, Spain

Cartel NESI forum  2024
21 June - UK

CLT Network Conference: Building with Communities - join us and hundreds of changemakers to celebrate successes, share learning, and forge new delivery partnerships. With attendees from the communities, housing associations, developers, combined and local authorities and wider development sector, the conference will be a unique opportunity to make connections to support the creation, regeneration, and stewardship of communities.

Hosted by Community Land Trust Network

Location: London, UK

Shift Bristol
22 June - Switzerland

Poster Awareness Campaign - at each of the three entries to the "Markthalle" at the Lucerne train station a poster with pictures of the regional and seasonal produce and reference to World Localization Day will be hung during the leadup to the weekend of June 21. Flyers with more information on WLD will be available inside the shop.

Hosted by Markthalle

Location: Lucerne, Switzerland

Shift Bristol
22 June - USA

Spring House Rock - we are celebrating 10 years of building beloved community in place over time at Springhouse in the one stop-light town of Floyd, Virginia in the Blue Ridge mountains.

Hosted by Spring House

Location: Floyd, VA, USA

Shift Bristol
22 June - UK

Practical Sustainability Course - Open Day- an opportunity to meet the facilitators and student cohort of the 'Practical Sustainability Course', an educational pathway that is woven within the local area, through employment of over 40 tutors active in the community.

Hosted by Shift Bristol

Location: Community Farm, near Bristol, UK

The-Art-of-Spiral
23 June - UK

The Art of Spiral - join us in a full-day deep-dive into the work that reconnects where we’ll discover ways to live with our hearts open in this time of global crisis.

Hosted by Earth Weavers Collective

Location: Community Farm, near Bristol, UK

Fleece fair
28 June - Slovenia

Farmers Market - a vibrant monthly farmers markets in Mavčiče. The market provides local fruit and vegetables, cheese, meat products, bread, honey, and wine. People bring seeds and seedlings to share with others.

Hosted by Društvo Sorško polje, Oskrbovalnica and Krajevna skupnost Mavčiče

Location: Mavčiče, Slovenia

Pop up with a Purpose
29 June - India

Pop-Up with a Purpose - is a learning and dining experience, to educate participants on the relationship between food, biodiversity, livelihoods and local cultures. We are dedicating our session in June to World Localization Day.

Hosted by foodwize

Location: Bento Bento, Bengaluru, India

Kulturhof Hinter Musegg
29 June - Australia

Filmscreening Closer to Home- filmscreening of Local Futures' new film 'Closer to Home' followed by panel discussion with film maker Damon Gameau and Henry Coleman from Local Futures on building the life we all dream of through localisation. The film will be released soon.

Hosted by Relocalise Northern Rivers

Location: Byron Bay, Australia

More events to be added soon!

Caravan of Hope - Japan

Caravan of Hope

World Localization Day in Japan will be celebrated all over the country as part of the 'Caravan of Hope' - a series of local, grassroots community events in a wide array of venues, from 'free' schools, eco villages, traditional houses, fishing coops, and more. Anja Light, co-founder of The Sloth Club and social media coordinator of Local Futures, and her two children will be running the 'Caravan of Hope' to cover local and regenerative good news from all over Japan.

Check out their website for all the events (written in Japanese language).

Caravan of Hope - Japan

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Passed events

Browse below inspiring events that happened this June in celebration of World Localization Day.

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Schumacher
1 June - USA
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Napili Farmers Market - The Napili Farmers Market was created in 2012 with the purpose of building the local food supply on Maui and providing West Maui residents and visitors with fresh, locally grown produce.

Hosted by Local Harvest

Location: Lahaina, USA

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1 June - Portugal
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Sustainable Cooking Class for Children - to allow to learn about healthy and sustainable eating while having fun in the kitchen.

Hosted by Vale da Esteva

Location: Casa do Forno, Castelo Branco, Portugal

ChefsPotluck
2 June - Ladakh, India
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Localisation Grounds for Hope and Wellbeing - starting with an introduction by Padma Rigzin, followed by discussion between women from SEWA group and the audience, a local lunch, filmscreening of 'Mindful Travel in Ladakh', and folk song singing session.

Hosted by Kalpavriksh and Local Futures Ladakh

Location: Leh, Ladahk

ChefsPotluck
2 June - USA
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Chef’s Potluck - the annual signature event for Eat Drink Local Season, which spans April - June. More than 16 participating local chefs and bakers are matched with local farmers, fishermen and ranchers to bring attendees the freshest, local ingredients the Lowcountry has to offer!

Hosted by Lowcountry Local First

Location: 1021 Aragon Avenue North Charleston, SC 29405 USA

Immersive Art Dinner Experience Ibiza
3 June - Spain
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Helena Norberg-Hodge in conversation with Youri Wilde, Can Cristofol farmer - we are thrilled to have Helena Norberg-Hodge, founder of Local Futures. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the localization movement, ask questions and engage in conversation (time 18:30 - free entrance).

Hosted by Can Cristofol Finca Ecologica

Location: Ibiza, Spain

Immersive Art Dinner Experience Ibiza
4 June - Bangladesh
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Celebrating World Localization Day 2024 in Village - we celebrated localization with a 3-day event in village where over three hundred community members joined the event and enjoyed different programs including: local games and sports, display of cultural elements including cultural dresses, cultural farming tools, and cultural foods and fruits. The event ended with a cultural and musical afternoon.

Hosted by Institute of Wellbeing and Work for a Better Bangladesh

Location: Bangladesh

Immersive Art Dinner Experience Ibiza
4 June - Spain
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Immersive Art Dinner Experience - a gathering of art, nature, music, connections and extraordinary food. Four artists in the field of performance, photography, video art, and music, along with a talk by Helena Norberg-Hodge, all together with a local food feast. Very limited seats — 20!

Hosted by Wandering Futures

Location: Ibiza, Spain

Schumacher
6 June - UK
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Small Is Beautiful - 50 years on from ‘Economics As If People Mattered’ - this event will be headlined by a panel discussion, including: Diana Schumacher, Lord Nigel Crisp, Heather Ackroyd, and Helena Norberg-Hodge (joining online).

Hosted by Surrey Greener Futures Team

Location: SCC Woodhatch Place, 11 Cockshot Hill, UK

Schumacher
6 June - Australia
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Permaculture at the Pub Paterson - a social event for everyone, held once a month in local pubs, to talk about gardening, sustainability, self-sufficiency, the environment, compost, local events, the community, and more. You can drop in and stay for as long or as little as you like.

Hosted by Maplewood Permaculture

Location: Paterson, Australia

St Werburghs
7 June - Spain
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Community Farm Cooking - learn to prepare conserves with local, seasonal, 100% organic vegetables from our farm while elevating your pantry with your favourite homemade recipes. Workshop hosted by Erika Tangari.

Hosted by Terra Viva Ibiza

Location: Ibiza, Spain

St Werburghs
8 June - UK
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Fun Family Open Day - find out more about the fantastic things happening in local area of BS2 in Bristol. There will be stalls, performances, dance, bouncy castle, music, and more!

Hosted by St Werburgh Community Centre

Location: Horley Road, Bristol, UK

Ancient Futures Film screening
8 June - online
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Localization Film Festival Ancient Futures - sign up once to get free pass to three films and masterclass about localization. Ancient Futures is much more than a film about Ladakh. The breakdown of Ladakh’s culture and environment forces us to re-examine what we really mean by “progress”.

Hosted by Permaculture Education Institute - Australia

Cineforum ecosocial - Planeta Local - 19 junio 2024 - 1
8 June - Brazil
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Regenera Essipê - at Ibirapuera Park, which is a natural oasis amidst the concrete jungle, we will share moments of quality, inspiring conversations, and regenerative activities, bringing Art, Spirituality, and Culture together for a day full of inspiring exchanges.

Hosted by EcoUniversidade and Aduba Arte

Location: Ibirapuera Park, São Paulo, Brazil

Cineforum ecosocial - Planeta Local - 19 junio 2024 - 1
9 June - Spain
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Local Food Feast - local food feast, local crafts, food market, and talk by Helena Norberg-Hodge, founder of Local Futures (time 6-11pm).

Hosted by Elisabetta Carracia

Location: Hostal la Curandera de Salinas, Ibiza, Spain

World Localization Day 2024 Japan
9 June - online
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Day long forum on Zoom - with keynote talks by Helena Norberg-Hodge, Keibo Oiwa, and Tomoya Ingara. The topics of the sessions will be on local seed saving, soil regeneration, learning from indigenous cultures, ecotechnologies, youth communities, and Ecovillages in Japan. Main language will be Japanese.

Hosted by The Sloth Club - Japan

Photo by Andrew Ridley on Unsplash
10 June - Kenya
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Community workshop for growing mushrooms as local crop - during this gathering we will discuss the value of mushrooms as a healthy nutritional crop that is organically grown in different ecological zones in Kenya.

Hosted by Juciyoly CBO

Location: Juja Subcounty, Kiambu County, Kenya

Cineforum ecosocial - Planeta Local - 19 junio 2024 - 1
12 June - Spain
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Film screening 'Planet Local: A Quiet Revolution' - followed by discussion. Find more info about the film here.

Hosted by Ribering

Location: Bajada al Molino 15, Aranda de Duero, Spain

Terra Viva Ibiza
12 June - Spain
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Zero Waste Workshop - In this workshop, you will learn how to ferment cabbage to make the famous kimchi, how to make fresh pasta with natural and organic ingredients, and much more. In addition, you will share a community lunch with the other participants.

Hosted by Terra Viva Ibiza

Location: Ibiza, Spain

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