Inspired by darling Australian Damen Gameau’s epic documentary 2040, approximately 50 people gathered recently at the not-for-profit Paddock Project. Led by Karen Gross they listened to Tasmania’s celebrity chef, Matthew Evans, the Paddock’s devoted garden manager, Rodrego Pierin, and, local Mullumbimby resident Biologist/ Father/ Husband/ Friend (and all around optimist) John Bond as they rolled out their ideas on furthering Australia’s lead on solutions to climate change.
This was a perfect addition to recently released Season 2 series Down to Earth that showcases some of Australia’s super success stories in this sector.
Four short months ago, John Bond of Living Earth Biology showed up at The Paddock inquiring about their most problem-soil area, quietly sharing some of his ideas on regeneration with a community minded agenda. He volunteered his efforts to work on the most boggy and weed filled patch of land on the site, miraculously bringing it to life in less than three months with his techniques.
These are good news stories we don’t frequently get to hear, but which are essential as humanity comes together to help each other on these important threats to civilization.
As a visitor to this great country, I found the sincerity and passion of these citizens, not only innovative, but adorable. I’m leaving Australia with such a good impression and hope for the future of my sweet grandchildren, that need us to care about the planet for generations to come.