This month we begin with our first report from the SoilHack gathering and a wise lady, Mama D, explores how our cultural roots are entwined with the soil. We visit the Tiyeni project in Malawi, started by local farmers to regenerate soils and bring food security back to local people. We hear from Tiyeni Senior Manager, Isaac Monjo Chavula, about the Tiyeni deep bed method and why it’s so important for food security in Malawi, and Albert Msuku speaks about the positive impact it’s having on farmers.
Then we are back in the garden of England talking to Essex farmer David Eagle about his Sea Buckthorn setup. We hear how he and his son, Ben, are dealing with the ever-encroaching sea that is chipping away at their farmland – being so exposed to the changing climate and seas has changed their long-term plans for the farm. Plus, we get a short snippet from Ben Eagle’s podcast, Meet the Farmers, where he talks ‘no-till’ with neighbour, David Lord.
Thank you to all who contributed to this episode – and to all those who listen. Farmerama is here for you! This episode was crafted and produced by Abby Rose, Jo Barratt and Katie Revell. Special thanks to Bex Kelley for sorting the recordings from Malawi.
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