Climate Change: The answer is beneath our feet. Fresh ideas from Walter Jehne

Climate Change: The answer is beneath our feet. Fresh ideas from Walter Jehne

The first ‘Conversations from the Edge’ event – A series of inspirational events from 3LM

‘Conversations from the Edge’ is a series of events which invites you to engage in a dialogue about the significant issues of our time. On this first event, 3LM aim to lift your spirits with fresh ideas about countermeasures we can take as consumers, farmers, gardeners and businesses. The latest scientific insights and a new radical way forward will be laid out by one of the world’s leading experts, inspirational speaker Walter Jehne. Rheged and the wider Westmorland family are delighted to host this event, as it touches on many issues close to our heart – innovation, the sustainability of farming and the importance of local food producers.

We can reverse global warming and re-green our planet by harnessing the water cycle to re-cool the changing climate.Walter Jehne

Walter Jehne is an internationally-recognized climate scientist, soil microbiologist and innovation strategist. He joins us during his six-week whistle stop tour, Regenerate Earth, which takes him to the USA, Canada, Sweden and the UK. This talk will stimulate new thinking and practise that exceeds our expectations about what is possible for our future. Walter will take us to the edge of science and the edge of our seats as he lays out the deeper story of our situation and opportunities.

Walter has immense field and research experience in forests, grasslands, agriculture and soils at national and international levels. Walter’s scientific work has focused on soil biology, plant root ecology, mycorrhizal fungi, glomalin, soil-carbon formation, as well as biology’s enormous influence on hydrological cycles, weather patterns, regional and global cooling, air quality and cloud formation and precipitation. He has a remarkable ability to explain complex systems in easy to understand ways. Walter has worked more broadly beyond science, at Federal Government level, leading transformation in industry and policy. For more on Walter Jehne’s work, see

This event is in the past. Please see our current events here


  • Duration
    2 hours including a 20 minute interval
  • In our Café
    We will be serving food from 5pm onwards in our Café and the Bar will be open until 8.30pm