Founder and Executive Director of Régénération Canada, Gabrielle Bastien, highlights the interconnectedness of soils to different sectors and the importance of breaking silos between them.
Gabrielle’s interest for living soils and their tremendous carbon storage potential stems from her Master’s degree in Sustainability and Environmental Management at Harvard University. Learning about the possibility to restore degraded land into productive landscapes triggered a curiosity towards practices that regenerate soil health, in particular in agricultural systems. In wanting to untangle the feasibility of certain sustainable agricultural movements in our current economic market, Gabrielle focused her Master’s thesis on the economic viability of permaculture-inspired farms in Quebec. During her degree in Boston, Gabrielle helped organize conferences on restoring ecosystems to reverse global warming with Biodiversity for a Livable Climate.
Presented at the Living Soils Symposium on October 14, 2017. Organized by Régénération Canada at Concordia University in Montreal.
Production: Marc Coppola
Duration: 21 min.
Available in: English