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.
The travelling musician is a figure well celebrated in many folk traditions around the world. Not only do they entertain communities, but they have also played an important part in disseminating knowledge to the remotest communities. Our guest today is one such torchbearer of deep wisdom; Rahgir set off on the road following his dream by using his talent as a poet, songwriter and singer who travelled across 16 states in India. But what does Rahgir have to say about, “Mitti”?
Well, tune in to our latest edition of The Mitti Podcast!
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.