In this wonderful TED talk, Shubhendu Sharma urges you to grow a forest in your backyard.
GLAD FACT: He shows how you can grow a 100 year old forest in just TEN years!
I hope he inspires you to grow a forest in your backyard, or persuade your school to do it.
If you did it now, within two years, who knows if lumins, and other beings would soon start to live in the canopies.
Shubhendu explains all the elements we need to make a forest are right around us.
It starts with soil, and making it porous by introducing biomass (leaves and bark, for example), so that water can be retained.
With good soil, all trees need to grow fast is water, sunlight and nutrients.
Shubendhu says you must add micro-organisms to the soil. They eat the biomass and multiply to make the soil alive.
Now you have do to some research. What natural trees and shrubs live in your areas? Go to the council, or museums or your local park to find out
Shubendhu explains exactly how to plant your trees and shrubs correctly, so that the taller trees don’t starve the shorter ones of sunlight.
GLAD FACT: Within three months, your trees have extended their roots to one metre, and they have started to mesh together, with fungi and microbes expanding throughout it, as messengers between trees.
You have created your own Presence!
Min says . . . how exciting to build an eco-system in your own backyard.