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61: The Power of Photosynthesis: Maximizing Plant Health and Soil Regeneration with Andre Leu

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The capture of carbon dioxide, water, and sunlight to make glucose, the essential molecule of life. The other chapters discuss how all other molecules of life, including carbohydrates, proteins, and hormones, are built from glucose, and how maximizing photosynthesis is the key to building healthy cells and regenerating soils. The book also covers the importance of managing cover crops and weeds, as well as balancing minerals to ensure optimal plant growth. The author stresses that dead plants and bare soil do not photosynthesize, and that the more plants put in an area, the better, even if they are regarded as obnoxious weeds, as they provide the most organic matter and molecules of life. The author also discusses how managing water and nutrients is essential in growing healthy plants, and how nutrient deficiencies and excesses can be corrected to ensure optimal plant growth.

Who is Andre Leu?

Dr. André Leu is the International Director of Regeneration International, an organization that promotes food, farming, and land-use systems that regenerate and stabilize climate systems, the health of the planet, and people. Regeneration International has over 400 partners in 70 countries and works with numerous agricultural systems such as agroecology, organic, permaculture, ecological agriculture, holistic grazing, biological agriculture, organic agriculture, and agroforestry. André is an expert in these fields, having spent over 50 years as an organic farmer specializing in tropical fruits. He has also spent more than 45 years working and visiting countries in the development of new crop systems across Asia, Europe, North American, South America, and Africa.   Andre has published three books entitled ‘Growing Life,’ ‘Poisoning our Children’ and the ‘Myths of Safe Pesticides,’ He has published extensively in magazines, newspapers, journals, conference proceedings, newsletters, and websites and numerous media interviews for TV, radio, and online systems. André was the longest-serving President of IFOAM – Organics International, the world change agent and umbrella body for the organic sector.  IFOAM – Organics International. He is currently an IFOAM Ambassador. He lectures and teaches at universities, institutions, and workshops worldwide. He speaks at conferences, seminars, workshops, and United Nations events on every continent. He meets with governments, United Nations bodies, industry, farmers, consumers, and NGOs on the multi-functional benefits of regenerative agriculture and the science of increasing soil organic matter to mitigate and adapt to climate change.  

Qualifications: Doctorate of Science, Faculty of Agricultural and Natural Resources, Rajamangala University of Technology, Chonburi, Thailand, 2022 Graduate Diploma in Adult Education, University of Technology Sydney, 1992 Bachelor of Arts Communications, with a Double Major in Social-Political Theory and Video Production, University of Technology Sydney, 1989  André and his wife Julia live on their organic tropical fruit farm in Daintree, Australia.


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As the host of the Secrets of the Soil podcast, I’ve had the privilege of speaking with some of the most innovative and inspiring experts in regenerative agriculture. Through these conversations, I’ve learned so much about the power of nurturing soil and promoting regeneration.Now, after many podcast recordings and countless hours of research and reflection, I’m thrilled to share this kick-ass guide with you.“Regen Rays 7 Ways to Supercharge Your Soil & Save the Planet” is a distillation of the most important and actionable insights from my podcast guests, along with some fun and empowering tips to help you take your soil to the next level.So whether you’re an experienced farmer, a gardening enthusiast, or simply someone who cares about the planet, I hope this guide inspires you to take action and make a positive impact on the world around you!
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