Boschendal to host vital dialogues about role of regenerative farming in restoring natural ecosystems
Boschendal is hosting a critical discussion on April 26th to raise awareness and funds to support Africa’s leading role in the regeneration of nature.
Presented in partnership with Project Biome and titled ‘Regenerating Soil, Water & Human Dignity’, the event will see leading experts including Zach Bush, Jay Naidoo and Rutendo Ngara as keynote speakers on the day.
Theo Cromhout, CEO at Boschendal, says the event comes at a critical time for the Earth’s biosphere. “As a leader in conservation, sustainability and regenerative farming practices, Boschendal is proud to host our esteemed speakers and look forward to a day filled with inspiring and important discussions about the future of our planet, and our collective role in achieving a more sustainable path.”
Recent data indicates that more than three-quarters of the world’s land area is already degraded, and over 90% could be degraded by 2050. Water scarcity is also becoming a major concern: two-thirds of the world’s population could live under water-stressed conditions in the next two years.
Project Biome is an initiative aimed at catalysing ecological healing within the planet’s biospheres, with the objective of uniting, inspiring and empowering the shift to regenerative food systems as a means of restoring nature.
Speakers on the day include:
- Zach Bush, a renowned, multi-disciplinary physician of internal medicine, endocrinology, hospice care and internationally recognized educator on the microbiome as it relates to human health, soil health, food systems, and a regenerative future. He is also the chairman at Project Biome;
- Jay Naidoo, a social activist and former cabinet minister with a passion for youth causes that place ecology and indigenous wisdom at the centre; and
- Rutendo Ngara, an Indigenous Knowledge Systems practitioner and transdisciplinary researcher.
Proceeds from the event will go toward supporting Project Biome’s work, which includes a three-pronged approach to healing the carbon and water cycles of our planet.
Launching on Earth Day on April 22nd, Project Biome will prioritise three key activities, namely:
- Rewilding river systems to reverse the ecological collapse associated with the loss of natural habitats along rivers;
- Regenerative food systems and agriculture, which aims to speed up adoption of regenerative farming practices on a large scale; and
- Distributed regenerative technology and economics for restoration of rural and indigenous livelihoods and cultures, which empowers rural communities with tools and resources to unlock move to more sustainable and humanitarian forms of job creation, economic stability, and educational opportunity.
Date: Wednesday 26 April 2023
Time: 9am – 1pm
Price: R1800 (early bird ticket), R2500 (normal price)
RSVP: Please click HERE.