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SWR02 Sep 20, 06:19

Independent and multiple award-winning documentary maker Marijn Poels presents his latest documentary "Return To Eden," featuring Allan Savory.

Far away from collective climate hysteria, fear and chaos, there is hope, inspiration and solutions. Across political colours. Averse to framing. Full of deep wisdom from people who approach solutions ecologically. Where the globalised farmer is strangled between government subsidies, banks and buyers and sucked into the core of the problem, the independent entrepreneur grows his local food in an inspiring way, in the middle of the desert. And that may well offer more solutions than just for our food. A healthy, living soil consumes large quantities of CO2. But can it even go a step further? Can healthy soil calm the climate and even prevent hurricanes?

"The boundary between regulating and manipulating is razor-thin," says Poels. "As citizens, we have to guard these lines very critically. Especially in agriculture. Sustainability and CO2, in particular, can indefinitely be misused as tools to push global political agendas. Centralization of power, agriculture and our food is ripping us further apart from our biological and natural balance. Common sense can be quickly confused with spreadsheets and technology. Chaos can grow very well on those. The technological revolution is an exciting direction which is not essentially wrong. But to what extent does our technology now support life? Today's technologies can imperceptibly swallow culture, agriculture, identity and turn our daily system into chaos. Creativity, freedom, innovation and fundamental biological connections are at great risk. “We are the only species on earth rapidly separating themselves from their biological origins. Is that clever and where is the boundary?" That is what Poels is trying to discover in a thought-provoking story which will be online after September 17th.

Filmmaker: https://www.marijnpoels.com/


SWR02 Sep 21, 17:43

In here Chris & Evie describe one of the most important elements of their success: Integrity. What does gardening have to do with Integrity? Lots. Watch to find out. In each video you'll learn something. Maybe small, maybe profound, but you'll be smarter for sure.


SWR02 Sep 29, 01:36

General Mills goes regenerative!?  

This is the first video in a four-part video series on Regenerative Agriculture covering the major challenges facing farmers and food production, what regenerative agriculture is and how it can address these challenges, and what General Mills is doing to advance regenerative agriculture. This video will home in on the Critical Challenges. Narrated by Steven Rosenzweig, PhD, soil scientist at General Mills.



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SWR02 Oct 3, 21:07

UPDATE: Seattle Free Food Project Beacon Food Forest

The Beacon Hill Food Forest in Seattle is a legendary public park, providing fresh food in a food desert to community members who come to tend the landscape. Learn how this group of people is growing food, building soil, enhancing habitat for pollinators and beneficial insects, building community, sharing knowledge, and creating dynamic partnerships on this piece of public land in an urban environment.


SWR02 Oct 15, 22:20

ABC News In-depth For five generations, Charles Massy's family rode on the sheep’s back and nearly destroyed their land in the process. When drought in the 80s and 90s almost sent him broke, the Cooma farmer switched to regenerative agriculture and watched his overgrazed land recover. In his mid-50s, Charles Massy started a PhD, visiting 80 top regenerative farmers to see what they were doing differently. That led to his ground-breaking book Call of the Reed Warbler, a plea to farmers to start working with nature.


SWR02 Oct 16, 23:31

Regenerative farming


Ecosia is the search engine that plants trees: https://ecosia.co/info

For more details on Ecosia’s European regenerative agriculture fund and on how to apply, please go here: https://www.ecosia-regenerative-agric...

Thank you to Benedikt Bösel (Gut&Bösel), Christina Chemnitz (Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung e.V.) and Paul Wöbkenberg (Ecosia) for their insights and time.

A big thank you to Ackerpulco (IG: @ackerpulco_farm), Emanuel Finckenstein (IG: @__finck__) and Benedikt Bösel (IG: @benediktboesel) for offering us their images.

What is Regenerative Agriculture and can it be scaled?

Regenerative agriculture has no rules. Instead, there are general principles and practices of regenerative agriculture, all of which aim to disturb the soil as little as possible and keep it covered at all times.

Three main principles guide the regenerative approach to agriculture:
Don’t till or over-plough the soil, always have a diverse set of plants on your farm, instead of rows of monocultures and keep your soil covered all year round with plants, crops and trees.

The main goal is not to disturb the soil and to always have green cover on it. Only this way can we protect the soil from erosion, damaging floods and from becoming infertile.

Combined with reforestation, regenerative agriculture could even re-capture most of the CO2 emissions out of the air again. That is why at Ecosia we have launched a competition fund for farmers in Europe to support them in their switch to regenerative practices.

From agroforestry, silvopasture, permaculture or intercropping - the practices of regenerative agriculture are varied and which ones or which set of those you apply will depend on the climate, the quality of your soil and trial and errors on any particular farm.

SWR02 Oct 24, 11:59

Meet John Austel of 4J Horse and Livestock a family operated cattle ranch in San Diego, California raising cattle on 100% grass from start to finish. He'll tell us all about how he raises his cows from calf to harvest, the amazing regenerative effect grazing cattle has had on the land and the state run studies done on his land to prove it, among a myriad of other topics related to raising cattle on pasture.

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