To understand how we can eat and grow food that doesn't need to take so much from the soil and is going to give back to and with a food forest. And helping us understand how to improve our processes and methods and keep track of everything because of all the different species and variations that come with the other fruits and seeds that we're working with. The soil organic matter encourages organic matter to thrive and flourish a considerable part of it.
Who is Liana Toth?
She worked on different farms for over 12 years, organic and conventional. Studied permaculture amongst other courses and have been practicing restoring soil, creating and designing gardens for 7+ years. Currently Nursery Manager for Climate Force and manage food forest gardens, community gardens and a regeneration site all organically certified.
Liana from Climate Force talks about their work on a 350-acre piece of land in the Daintree region of Australia, which is sandwiched between two World Heritage sites: the Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef. The organization is focused on planting native trees in order to regenerate the land, which was previously used for agriculture and is now covered in weeds. They are also growing community gardens and food forests in order to encourage community involvement and diversity. Climate Force's goal is to plant 360,000 or more native trees in the area in order to regenerate the land, which will also increase biodiversity by creating habitat for various insects, animals, birds, and shrubs. Liana mentions that the Daintree region is home to many ancient and primitive species of trees, and that some seeds in the rainforest only fruit every five, ten, or 15 years.
54: Regenerating Our Soils and Ourselves: A Conversation with 'Regen Ray' Milidoni hosted by Alex Wood