Chestnut tree-crop landscape. Photo by J. Schantl

Spring invites walking around, enjoying the sun, the humming bees, the singing birds and the awakening landscape. I am dreaming of a mosaic landscape that thrives and provides us with an abundance of food. But where does the food we eat come from? Our food (and the food we feed our animals) mostly consists of annual plants, such as grain and vegetables. They are grown on arable land that is ploughed and/or treated with pesticides. Ploughing fields not only leads to compaction and destruction of life in the soil, but also to soil erosion. …

Franziska Wolpert

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