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Töpfer & Shiva plant veggies in Berlin

Planting vegetables in October – on a sidewalk in the Centre of Berlin :-) To launch the 2nd Global Soil Week (27-31 October 2013), IASS Executive Director Professor Klaus Töpfer and environmental activist Vandana Shiva broke up sealed soil at Potsdamer Platz and planted it with …

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Symphony of the Soil

Deborah Koons Garcia’s “Symphony of the Soil” presents a wondrous world of critters and bacteria, mulch and manure. Unfolding with gentle joy and an unexpected beauty, this ode to the miracle of the Earth’s topmost layer gives us a newfound respect for the ground beneath our …

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UNCTAD: Wake up before its too late!

A United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) report on Trade and Environment published on September 18th calls for radical changes in agriculture and food production. Farming in rich and poor nations alike should shift from monoculture towards greater varieties of crops, reduced use of …

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Global Soil Week in Berlin

27-31 October 2013 the 2nd « Global Soil Week » will bring together scientists, decision makers and activists from around the world on the topic of « losing ground ». Conservative estimates state that we are losing 24 billion tons of fertile soil each year. What does “losing ground” imply for …

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Ein Dorf mitten in Berlin?

2000m2 mitten in Berlin? Noch immer gibt es 11 Dorfkerne in der Hauptstadt und eine Menge Tiere und Äcker. der Tagesspiegel hat am Wochenende einen Streifzug durch das dörfliche Berlin gemacht und allerlei Bäuerinnen und Bauern entdeckt.

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