16th to 31st of October 2021
"Nature can heal and provide us with life-supporting services. Spend just 5 minutes with insects and you feel reconnected to the environment around you."
Dr. Dino J. Martins is a Kenyan entomologist and evolutionary biologist, is currently the Executive Director of the Mpala Research Centre, and a Research Scholar and Lecturer in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Princeton University. He currently works with farmers in relation to bees and pesticides and improving pollinator awareness and conservation and explores the links between biodiversity and landscape-level processes.
In the interview, Dino talks about the importance of insects in regenerative farming and how insects contribute to healthy soils and prosperous yields. He also highlights various insects that are essential for your garden and how you can attract them.
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"To forget how to dig the earth and tend the soil is to forget ourselves."
– Mahatma Gandhi
ARE YOU THINKING OF GROWING YOUR OWN FOOD?
Are you thinking about growing your own food – on your windowsill, your balcony, in the backyard, or in a shamba on the outskirts of your hometown? Would you like to move towards self-sufficiency, not just for yourself, but also for your community and the city where you live?
Did you ever think about a more sustainable, even regenerative way of farming?ShambaJijini Summit brings you stories of people who grow food for their families without the use of chemicals. People, who earn a living from regenerative farming or even created a completely new career path for themselves.
If this is your line of thought, welcome to ShambaJijini.
Meet the pioneers in regenerative urban farming, business and urban livelihoods. Find inspirations in the stories and experiences of ambitious individuals, who are dedicated to produce healthy food and show pathways to regenerative food systems and a good, healthy live.