How to grow a forest in your backyard

15th July 2016

I watch TED videos a lot, but I thought this one definitely had to be shared.

Forests don’t have to be far-flung nature reserves, isolated from human life. Instead, we can grow them right where we are β€” even in cities. Eco-entrepreneur and TED Fellow Shubhendu Sharma grows ultra-dense, biodiverse mini-forests of native species in urban areas by engineering soil, microbes and biomass to kickstart natural growth processes. Follow along as he describes how to grow a 100-year-old forest in just 10 years, and learn how you can get in on this tiny jungle party.

It’s just under 10 minutes, but I found it very fascinating, and it proves there are things we can do to kickstart nature.

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