Louise Kelleher

Louise Kelleher is Communications Officer for ARC2020. She is also a freelance translator, editor, writer and storyteller, and wrote her MA thesis on postcolonialism in translation (Dublin City University 2006). An Irish emigrant in rural Bohemia, Louise is interested in re-establishing connections with food and nature. She loves helping farmers tell their stories via the Letters From The Farm series and is part of ARC2020’s new project to build rural resilience in France.

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Sustainable Food Systems | Feeding Ourselves Across Europe

Local communities in rural and urban areas are leading on the transformation of local and regional food systems, even when policies and politics at national and EU levels fall way short.

May 6, 2024

From Plessé to Marburg: (l-r) Merle Drusenbaum of Kollektiv von Morgen exchanges with Vincent Gaudin and Thierry Lohr, local councillors from Plessé, France, at the European Action-Gathering for Sustainable Food Systems in Marburg, Germany, 6-8 November 2023. Photo: Adèle Violette

Marburg Gathering | Building Bridges for Future-Proof Food Systems

A family of action-takers: farmers and food systems workers, elected officials, administrations, researchers and educators, and members of civil society organisations – some friends, many strangers – who came together to call for an integrated policy shift for sustainable farming practices and a resilient food system.

December 20, 2023

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Feeding Ourselves 2023 | Fertile Ground for System Change

ARC2020 and friends were in Cloughjordan Ecovillage, Ireland on March 25-26 for the annual Feeding Ourselves gathering, which takes food and farming as an entry point for moving towards fairer, more caring communities.

April 13, 2023

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Denmark | Re-Scaling the Rural

Therefore, in addressing contemporary dilemmas, we must understand that academia, rural sociologists, architects, policymakers – and anyone who enjoys the privilege of speaking on behalf of ‘others’ – should make every effort to involve those who really struggle on the ground: the artists, the small-scale farmers, the young students, and the minorities who live precariously in rural territories.

June 23, 2022

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Letter From The Farm | A Swiss Shepherdess In Bohemia

It’s a source of satisfaction to Jacqueline that she and her family are very much present in the fields around the village where they live.

One reason she wanted to become a farmer was to see animals in the pastures.

January 25, 2022


Rural Resilience – All In Good Time

In the words of Mathieu Hamon, another associate of La Ferme des 7 Chemins, if we are to tackle urgent issues: “We have to move fast but not too fast”. We can build rural resilience together, one act of unsung activism at a time.

October 14, 2021

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