- Piedro18 March 2009 at 4:51pmPosts: 176 (0 today)Status: offline
Many Thanks Synnie!
Very Interesting & Inspirational!
ALSO Very Interesting & Inspirational the other TED-Talk of Tim Berners-Lee!
I have Embed the Willie Smith TED-Talk in my MySpace/ECOVISION Site, with Other of Bill Mollison and Permaculture.
- Piedro18 March 2009 at 4:53pmPosts: 176 (0 today)Status: offline
Hope it activates
Cimber18 March 2009 at 8:39pmPosts: 2571 (0 today)Status: offline
I believe that "reforestations" of rain-forests is not that "easy". . .they say, it took some 300.000 years(?) for nature to let all this grow. If successful - okay. . .
A good example is again Chernobyl(Ukraine) - "20 years after" - nature, animals, trees and the forest came back and everything has been growing again like in a jungle after the "accident".
Some "reforestation-actions" in regions like higher regions in Bavaria(Germany) showed sth. unexspected :
It seemed, that after a while nature did not "accept" those sort of trees humans chose out and planted - the nature made a "comeback" in all these areas with its OWN trees and vegetation.
The MOST IMPORTANT THING with all these "Reforestation"-campagnes is to look, what sort of plants, bushes and trees usually grow in that specific area on any region on Planet Earth - re-foresting an area around the Mediterranean Sea is different to an area in Sibiria or Central Europe or even the rain-forests in Africa, Amazonas or Borneo.
If you`re in Spain for example and you see some "pine-trees" or "cedars" somewhere near the coast with a number of maybe 50 trees, the aim must be to add some 50 or even 100 more trees around - in this case : "pine-trees" and "cedars" - NOT any sort of tree, that grows maybe more in the Alps or higher regions.
Synnie18 March 2009 at 11:18pmPosts: 4169 (0 today)Status: offline
"It seemed, that after a while nature did not "accept" those sort of trees humans chose out and planted - the nature made a "comeback" in all these areas with its OWN trees and vegetation."
Exactly, and that also was the fault with many other projects in China. You cannot just plant according to man-made plans everywhere, if you ignore the favours of that region. You gotta watch first and learn about nature, not teach nature. Only humans seem to make this mistake, over and over again.
Still in love with the film: "Being There" with Peter Sellers, if you know that one (its not about trees in general, but about a gardener, who becomes important, and why).
Synnie8 April 2009 at 1:37amPosts: 4169 (0 today)Status: offline
I would like to bump this up, because it is related to the fine video from Piedro's thread (farming)
NeedyGreedy8 April 2009 at 3:43amPosts: 105 (0 today)Status: offline
bumpty dumpty displaced a troll
sesmo9 April 2009 at 12:59pmPosts: 1493 (0 today)Status: offline
Nature will allways find a way.
Reminds me of Wall-E a bit.
Synnie9 April 2009 at 11:43pmPosts: 4169 (0 today)Status: offline
Yes, at work already! See?
NeedyGreedy13 April 2009 at 5:15amPosts: 105 (0 today)Status: offline
Wait, did you hear that?
Synnie20 April 2009 at 11:29amPosts: 4169 (0 today)Status: offline