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Life in the soil – is everything as silent as it seems? (Online talk)
Thursday, 26th May 2022, 19:00 - 20:00Donation
In celebration of Bee Day on the 20th May and the Chelsea Fringe Festival on 15th – 23rd May, Pavlos Voulgaris from Symbeeosis will be hosting an online talk.
Life in the soil – is everything as silent as it seems?
What can we learn and apply in agriculture by observing nature’s silent processes?
Nature’s designs are made to be symbiotic. Amazing relationships between fungi, bacteria, plants and animals have evolved for thousands of years, and we are just beginning to notice them. What if we learned that only 10% of plants can survive and thrive without the beneficial microbiome of the soil, or that the soil hosts an amazing abundance of life responsible for recycling and upcycling organic matter, without which we will be left with a planet full of unprocessed and “locked” elements?
In agriculture we have forced nature to the limits with our practices, going the opposite way, with huge monocultures, no seasonal harvests, chemically interfering with natural element cycles, creating deserts instead of oases. Maybe by listening for “sounds underground” we can provide “Soilutions” for our Food System and create a better living space for us, regenerating the planet along the way.
Pavlos was an intern at the SLBI in 2019 and is now Symbeeosis Agriculture Project Manager in his native Greece, working in the areas of regenerative agriculture and regenerative beekeeping.
Please note: We aim to be as accessible and inclusive as possible in all of our activities, so if you have problems booking an online talk for whatever reason (eg technology or payment), do please email us at [email protected] and we can send you the zoom link. We are grateful to those who can still book a place and make a donation if possible, as this helps both our planning and our income.