Learn to Write your own Agroecology Stories of Change: Online Story-Writing Class

Mon Jun 21, 11:00 - Mon Jun 28, 14:30


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FAO Family Farming & Agroecology Community of Practice (CoP)

and the Barefoot Guide Connection



21, 22, 23 and 28 June - 9am to 12.30pm GMT - on Zoom

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Do you have a good story about achieving zero hunger through agroecology?

We can help you to write it.

You are invited to a free Story-Writing Class presented by the FAO Family Farming & Agroecology Community of Practice (CoP) and the Barefoot Guide Connection. As members of the CoP you will learn to write real-life stories which explore how agroecology helps the achievement of food security and nutrition.

The class will be in 4 sessions on Zoom of 3.5 hours each. Participants should attend all four classes.

The classes will be from 9am to 12.30pm GMT.

SESSION ONE - 21 June - A series of creative exercises to help you write a first draft of your story.

SESSION TWO - 22 June - In peer groups you will get valuable feedback on your 1st draft, using a powerful listening approach (head, heart and feet), adding new angles and depth to incorporate into your second draft.

SESSION THREE - 23 June - Peer feedback on your second draft will be focused on the Action Learning Cycle to draw out interesting reflections and learning to incorporate into the third draft. Elements from the Writing Guide are emphasized to support your next draft.

SESSION FOUR - 28 June - You will bring your third draft for a last round of feedback and get tips for polishing it up for the final draft. All the stories will be collected and edited into a collection by the FAO Family Farming & Agroecology Community of Practice (CoP).

Your facilitators

Doug Reeler and Beulah Tertiens-Reeler have facilitated Barefoot Guide Writeshops and provided coaching and editing support for

writers for the past ten years.

What previous participants have said

“During the writeshop I experienced my story coming alive and communicating directly to my audience. The direct and honest

feedback from my peers helped the story to get even more on purpose.”

“Such a simple process, yet so profound. Absolutely loved it. I feel like the next Jane Austen.”

“This course has stretched and deepened how I write.”


The method developed by the Barefoot Guide Connection during the past ten years has culminated in a wide array of eight Barefoot Guides, articles, reports, blogs written by communities of practice in social change fields like health, environment, organisational change, agroecology and inclusion. Most of the hundreds of people we have supported to write stories from their own rich experience had never imagined they could write something worth publishing. But they have and so each member of the CoP can.

This will be an enjoyable process to help participants to overcome their writers’ block and to use the writing process itself to share, reflect and learn from each other. This will also help those involved in monitoring and evaluation to develop a deeper learning dimension to their practice.

Additional information

Refund policy No refunds


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