Marc Siepman: An Ode to Nettle in a Nitrogen Crisis (in Dutch)

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This is a short sound compilation from a visit to Ecodorp Boekel by soil specialist Marc Siepman. Together with Ecodorp inhabitants we walked through the food forest/garden and Marc advised us on improving the local soil quality to enhance biodiversity. In this fragment, he discusses the importance of brandnetel (nettle, in English) for enriching soil life and biodiversity.

It is important to note that unfortunately most of the inhabitants that developed and care for this food forest/garden were unable to attend this event due to its unfortunate timing. Therefore, the consultation may not incorporate the needed local knowledge to become truly engaged with the local land. Nonetheless, this event helped to inform how thinking about soil quality can help to engage with biodiversity challenges more generally.

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