#032 Extra - Cultivating Regeneration from Industrial Wastelands

Further conversation with Charles Massy AO

 
 

In this special extra, Charles Massy lends a little more context to his work, including an exploration of the roots of the industrial agriculture system and its effects on people, land and the rest of the living world. Within that, the conversation pays particular attention to some of the astounding new developments around the notorious glyphosate-based herbicide RoundUp.

 
Charlie & family off-loading feed for the sheep at Severn Park farm during a drought. Neighbouring farms to the right of this photo had already turned to dust. Pic: Anthony James.

Charlie & family off-loading feed for the sheep at Severn Park farm during a drought. Neighbouring farms to the right of this photo had already turned to dust. Pic: Anthony James.

Charles Massy has written a definitive masterpiece that takes its place along with the writings of Aldo Leopold, Wendell Berry, Masanobu Fukuoka, Humberto Maturana, and Michael Pollan. No work has more brilliantly defined regenerative agriculture and the breadth of its restorative impact upon human health, biodiversity, climate, and ecological intelligence.”
— Paul Hawken
 

It goes on to try to make more sense of why humankind has ended up where we are today, and of course how we can harness this understanding towards most effectively changing this dangerous trajectory.


Get more:

For more, see the links & listen to the main episode #032 An Underground Insurgency: Regenerative Agriculture & Human Transformation, with Charles Massy.

 

Music:

The Rain Song, by Led Zeppelin.


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