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Recording from discussion of ‘Kiss The Ground’ documentary

By 4th December 2020 No Comments
Screen grab of Kiss the Ground discussion podcast

You can listen to this podcast here.

World Soil Day celebrates the importance of our soils for healthy food, flood prevention, tackling climate and biodiversity emergencies. To mark the occasion and find out about how regenerating soils can help us fight climate change, we got together for a discussion of Kiss the ground documentary on 26th of November, 2020.  We were joined by three experts who provided us with local Scottish context to the material covered in the film: 
  • Peter Christopher, PLANT Community Gardener and horticulturists with over 30 years gardening experience, talked about how the regenerative methods can be applied at our Tayport Community Garden and in growing food at home.
  • Dr Jennifer Brown, a soil expert from Ecological Department of James Hutton Institute, provided a research perspective on how regenerative farming can be applied in Scottish and UK agriculture. Jennifer is happy to contact you with any follow up questions via email jennifer.brown@hutton.ac.uk.
  • David Aglen, Farm manager at Balbirnie farm in Fife spoke from the hand-on farming point of view on using regenerative agriculture methods on his farm.
The discussion was lead by Kaska Hempel, Digital Storytelling and Carbon Conversation Coordinator from PLANT and Helena Simmons, PLANT Carbon Conversation Facilitator and Community Gardener at the Ninewells Community Garden, and we were joined by over 30 participants from Fife, Dundee and beyond.
You can listen to the recording of the discussion on our PLANT Voices podcast here. This is an edited recording from the discussion on Zoom and the sound quality is variable because of connection problems with a couple of the particpants. 

Resources

Suggested reading list from Dr Jennifer Brown:

Resources shared in the chat by participants

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People Learning About Nature in Tayport (PLANT) is a Tayport Community Trust subgroup which works to achieve TCT’s overall aim of promoting a vibrant and sustainable community, with improved quality of life, specifically through projects involving growing food and flowers, while enhancing Tayport’s natural environment. A key aim is to establish a community garden. Tayport Community Trust, Registered Charity No. SCO42558, Company No. SC350253, Registered Office: 10 Broad Street Tayport DD6 9AJ

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