17.03.2022 | Keep it Living. Tessa Peters, Bonnie-Kate Walker.
17 Mar 2022, 12:45 - 15:30 (CET) | ETH ONA E7
Lecturers: Tessa Peters, Director of Crop Stewardship, The Land Institute & Bonnie-Kate Walker, Research Associate, Chair of Being Alive.
70% of the world's cropland area is used for annual crops, often accompanied by tilling and herbicide application. These practices have detrimental effects on soil organic carbon globally. Tessa Peters and Bonnie-Kate Walker will present their research on traditional and contemporary forms of perennial agriculture in the Great Plains region of the US and discuss the shift toward cultivation and harvesting strategies that aim to keep the plants (and the soil) alive.
Keep it Living is part of the lecture series organised by the Chair of Being Alive as part of the course Regenerative Landscapes: Ruled-based Design FS22.