The current disruption of most of our normal habits encourages us to think afresh in many areas. One of the most urgent is the realm of agriculture, on which we all completely depend.
Rupert Sheldrake used to work in agricultural research and has been thinking about new possibilities including:
– Rediscovering and testing traditional practices, including mixed cropping
– Enhancing the microbiome of the soil, particularly in relation to mycorrhizae
– Using human wastes, rather than wasting them
– Establishing family orchards
In this talk, Rupert will discuss these possibilities and suggest how they could be implemented in practice.
About the speaker
Rupert Sheldrake, PhD, is a biologist and author of nine books, including The Science Delusion: Freeing the Spirit of Enquiry (called Science Set Free in the US). He was a Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge, and a Research Fellow of the Royal Society. He was then Principal Plant Physiologist at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics in Hyderabad, India. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Noetic Sciences in California and a Fellow of Schumacher College.