Inga Foundation talk by Mike Hands
- Friday 27 April 2018
- 2.30 - 4.30pm
- Free to attend, booking essential
- Rainforest Biome
Eden Project Members and their guests are invited to attend a talk in the Rainforest Biome by Mike Hands from The Inga Foundation, and Rainforest Biome horticulturalist Lucy Wenger.
Mike Hands established the Inga Foundation to help spread the revolutionary agricultural system of Inga alley cropping which he developed after years of scientific research into slash and burn farming. Through the Inga Foundation he is now working closely with local communities to implement this new and sustainable alternative.
For Honduran subsistence farmers, changing the way they farm is a huge and difficult decision. Given that their lives depend on the food they produce, these farmers have good reason to be conservative in their decision making. Mike, as a Cornish farmer as well as an ecologist, has always emphasised the importance of establishing trust and understanding and working together with the local people.
And these efforts have paid off. The Inga Foundation has become recognised and trusted in the communities where they work and their Land for Life Project now has over 100 families involved. Even better, word of Inga alley cropping and the advantages it brings is now starting to spread organically from farmer to farmer, as those who’ve been convinced by the efforts of the team, in turn convince others, getting their neighbours, friends and family involved too.
How to book
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your place, and let us know how many guests you would like to bring with you.