At Daylesford Discusses events we bring together a panel of experts to highlight and debate a variety of issues around food, health, wellbeing, sustainability, balance and conscious choices. Hosted by our Resident Nutritionist Rhaya Jordan and friend of Daylesford JOSEPHINE O’HARE, the events provide an open forum for both the panel and the crowd to share knowledge, experiences and ideas.

Our October topic is an important one and will see us question ‘Organic, What is the Point?’. Tackling this subject from all angles, our diverse panel will cover the complexities of food labelling; whether choosing organic can affect nutrition; what organic means for the future of farming; implications on the environment, wildlife and animal welfare; and what lies in store for the next generation.

A complex and ranging subject, knowing where to start or invest when it comes to choosing organic can be complicated. We therefore hope to provide a platform to help enhance understanding, empower conscious and informed choices and debunk myths. 


Rhaya Jordan: Our Resident Nutritionist here at Daylesford, Rhaya Jordan was born and brought up Australia. She trained in various bodywork disciplines before her final four years studying Naturopathy in Sydney. Her further studies since then have ensured that she has a thorough grounding in the world of nutrition and offers a wealth of knowledge on the wider sense of wellbeing.

Joey O’Hare: A finalist on Masterchef the Professionals, Joey is a great friend of ours here at Daylesford. With a shared belief in the power of seasonal, organic ingredients eaten at their prime, Joey is a chef of huge talents. With her ‘vegcentric’ approach, plants, ferments and cultured foods sit centrally to her ethos while her knowledge of the environment, sustainability and the ethics of food ensure that she is a regular asset to our discussions.

Tim Field: As a youngster, Tim’s mum had to lock the fridge. She had to hold his hand firmly when shopping in the local green grocer. If it looked remotely edible, Tim would try and eat it. Throw in an unerring fascination for creepy crawlies, frogs, birds, and any farm animal… and he was destined for a career in food and farming. During an Environmental & Behavioural Biology degree at St Andrews he studied the delicate balance between humans and nature, which lead to a career as an Environmental Consultant. Tim now combines his passion with his work, developing the sustainable future of food with Daylesford, the Farm and the Foundation.

Gordon Bull: Gordon Bull is a Seasonal Bee Inspector for Defra’s Southern Region so has a crucial role in keeping our essential pollinators healthy and thriving.  Gordon previously founded and ran the nearby Donnington Trout Farm, has a deep understanding of aquaculture and an appreciation for the differing standards in food production.

We look forward to welcoming you to enjoy an informative and pleasurable evening of discussion.

DATE: Saturday 21st October

LOCATION: Daylesford near Kingham, Gloucestershire, GL56 0YG

TIMINGS: 6-8pm


BOOKING: Register for your free place below or should you have any further questions, please email MICHOLE.JEYNES@DAYLESFORD.COM or call 01608 731 700.

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