Although many people may have the impression of wandering through the woods, they in fact may be inside of a forest cultivation. Both concepts should not be mixed up. In this article we want to explain the many differences that exist between a forest or woods, and a forest plantation or cultivation. They differ not only in structure and composition, but also in their effects on the environment and in the surrounding human communities.
Catalina is a passionate environmentalist and is working on her agroforestry project in Colombia. After setting up a successful small-scale organic farm in Florida, USA, she returned to her home country determined to restore an ecosystem once lost at her family’s cattle farm. We caught up with her last month to have a chat about her project, the struggles she faced working in Colombia, and the rewarding feeling of watching nature taking the reins on her farm.
In our quest to find and connect with like-minded innovators, we come across loads of true devotion and commitment. Today we are offering our humble online space to shed the light on the work of a young NGO from Peru – The Centre of Climate Innovation and Sustainability (CICS). The two founders of CICS opened their door to us and took us on a tour of what they mean to bring to their community. Keep reading till the very end of our guest article today for a pleasant surprise!
Somewhere in the Hauts-de-France (North of France), Abdel, Jennifer and their family are reforging life with permaculture. Abdel does a lot of manual work which is required to turn the crops into food. Jennifer plans and organizes the markets, the deliveries and she also teaches lessons to their children. Before they started their farming adventure, there is the story of a transition…
Regenerative agriculture is the term used for farming methods which boost soil health through a variety of techniques. It is said that one teaspoon of healthy soil has more microorganisms than there are people on earth. This lively richness is, unfortunately, victim to harsh synthetic fertilizers, heavy machinery and monocropping as we have discussed in this article.