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Tagged with “nonprofits & activism” (2)

  1. Interview with Merlin Sheldrake, Author of Entangled Life | Bioneers

    Merlin Sheldrake is a biologist and a writer with a background in plant sciences, microbiology, ecology, and the history and philosophy of science. http://merlinsheldrake.com/

    He received a Ph.D. in tropical ecology from Cambridge University for his work on underground fungal networks in tropical forests in Panama, where he was a pre-doctoral research fellow of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. Merlin’s research ranges from fungal biology, to the history of Amazonian ethnobotany, to the relationship between sound and form in resonant systems. A keen brewer and fermenter, he is fascinated by the relationships that arise between humans and more-than-human organisms. He is also a musician who performs on the piano and accordion.

    On July 7th 2020, Bioneers Senior Producer, J.P. Harpignies, interviewed Merlin about his new, highly acclaimed first book, "Entangled Life".

    Visit the Bioneers Intelligence in Nature Media Collection to see an edited transcript of this interview, as well as an excerpt of "Entangled Life". https://bioneers.org/nature

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  2. The Resilient Gardener — Surviving and Thriving

    “We’ve had 50 years of unusually stable weather… What do we need to do now, to garden in times that are less predictable?” Plant breeder Carol Deppe, author of The Resilient Gardener: Food Production and Self-Reliance in Uncertain Times, suggests growing a wider variety of crops adapted to conditions where you are; crops needing minimum inputs; and varying gardening patterns with the year. “Short season crops are a premium,” she asserts. She discusses seed saving, and storing enough seeds so everyone in your neighborhood can be gardening if need be. She’s a big fan of growing potatoes and squash to extend each season’s food, plus beans and corn for long-term storage. Carol is breeding seeds with resilience for unpredictable conditions, including open source seeds which anybody can use as they wish without patent restrictions. Episode 335. [caroldeppe.com, osseeds.org].

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