Call of the Reed Warbler – Charles Massy in conversation with Costa Georgiadis

6 08 2018

I have a new hero……. forget renewable energy, the next revolution will be, must be, regenerative farming…..  or we are truly stuffed.

Charles Massy OAM Author and radical farmer’s new book ‘Call of the Reed Warbler’ explores transformative and regenerative agriculture and the vital connection between our soil and our health. According to Massy, we need a revolution — he believes that human health, our communities, and the very survival of the planet depend on it. Charles is coming to the Library to talk about how he believes a grassroots revolution can save the planet, help turn climate change around, and build healthy people and healthy communities, pivoting significantly on our relationship with growing and consuming food.

Charles is in conversation with Costa Georgiadis, nature lover and host of ABC’s Gardening Australia. Filmed: State Library of New South Wales, Sat 9 Dec 2017 Supported by: The Saturday Paper, Friendly Farms

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6 08 2018
Susan Disney

Wonderful interview!!
Enjoyed this so much. Thank You.

6 08 2018
TG

As much I like alternatives, and relevant ones on top of that (seen plenty roll up my way in the past) …it’s all about giving space towards those alternatives to be given a chance, and sry, I don’t see it on a grander scale happening. We are simply fixed trough BAU (business as usual) patterns that wont allow these things to evolve and become relevant, cause it damages the status quo and present behavior patterns (never mind even the ability towards self reflection …)

If history thought us one thing, it is that problems are solved fragmentary, and on a larger scale of thinking and time, presented with even worse conditions/problems that needs to be resolved again, and again, …

but much kudos to those people, and I mean it!

ps towards the author of damn the matrix, neo is coming home with his synthesis 😉 please contact me so I can present you my findings up to date, up to you to make an article around it or not. I’m not a scientist, but a designer putting my own being on the line sorta speak, into a more practical thing, around practicing these efforts on a micro level, with a nightmare as a result …

Mvg, kind regards, Tim

Van: Damn the Matrix Verzonden: maandag 6 augustus 2018 7:23 Aan: wanderingneone@gmail.com Onderwerp: [New post] Call of the Reed Warbler – Charles Massy in conversation with Costa Georgiadis

mikestasse posted: “I have a new hero……. forget renewable energy, the next revolution will be, must be, regenerative farming…..  or we are truly stuffed. Charles Massy OAM Author and radical farmer’s new book ‘Call of the Reed Warbler’ explores transformative and rege”

6 08 2018
glenn

Mike,

“forget renewable energy, the next revolution will be, must be, regenerative farming….. or we are truly stuffed.”

It will be? You don’t see any other ‘less positive’ possibilities showing their ugly heads as civilization winds down?

Don’t the hard number suggest we ‘are’ already stuffed? If so, wouldn’t that be a more honest starting point?

Anyways, who really knows, right? In the mean time this kinda stuff makes much more sense to me.

Much thanks,

Glenn

6 08 2018
Merry

Great interview. My new hero is Doug Tallamy, entomologist advocating planting all the spaces that are lawns with native plants to protect, conserve biodiversity. Compelling argument to persuade everyone to go native: “Bringing Nature Home” by Doug Tallamy. Saving the planet one yard at a time with everyone pitching in.

7 08 2018
foodnstuff

Isn’t Massey great! I bought his book….loving it.

7 08 2018
glenn

Yep … I might have to pick up that one as well. Good time Mike.

9 08 2018
MargfromTassie

The following site may be of interest to people keen on growing their own food – especially the section dealing with Radical Agriculture.
Registration is required but the information, from many sources in the past, is provided free of charge.
https://soilandhealth.org

9 08 2018
Manda

I’m reading Call of the Reed Warbler now, thanks Mike for pointing me in an Aussie direction, as I’ve been inspired by Gabe Brown recently. Anyone who thinks this can’t be done on large scale and with low rainfall needs to get educated! These farmers are the doing it right, regenerative ag is the future. Anyone still plowing and spraying will have no choice but to change or get out as the land can no longer support the practices of old. Especially if tools to measure nutrient density in food become available, they’ll have no choice.

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