If you were a frog in a pond 500 years ago, what would you know about ecology? In a whimsical fantasy, Joel takes us back to the most primal templates of nature. These are the things we all know, but have forgotten. Carbon doesn’t travel very far. Energy comes from wind, water, sun, and biomass. Every ecosystem contains lots of animals. Diversity abounds. These and several other principles are self-evident from our lily pad in the pond. Appreciating them and applying them to today’s agriculture, including their adoption at Polyface, creates a historic backdrop on which to build tomorrow’s agriculture.
Presented at the Living Soils Symposium on March 29th, 2019, hosted by Regeneration Canada at Marché Bonsecours in Montréal.
Production : Parafilms
Filming : Jean-Marc Abela, Sharif Mirshak, Anne Sophie Deschênes, Noé Sardet, Phile Beauchemin, Sylvain Pouzet
Editing : Anne-Sophie Deschênes, Noé Sardet
Duration: 66 min.
Available in: English