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657: Vicki Hird on Rebugging the Planet


657: Vicki Hird on Rebugging the Planet.

Renewing Our Relationships with Bugs.


In This Podcast:

Wait…Don’t step on that bug!  Vicki Hird introduces us to the fascinating world of bugs, displaying us an entire new manner to consider our insect and invertebrate pals.  She invitations us to look just a little nearer so we will start to understand bugs not just for the numerous important providers they carry out, but additionally for the superb variety they signify.  Vicki describes the numerous risks they face, then talks about what we will do to guard them from hurt and even encourage them to thrive and flourish.

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Our Visitor:

Vicki Hird is the Head of the Sustainable Farming Marketing campaign for Maintain: The Alliance for Higher Meals and Farming (over 100 non-profit organizations), and he or she runs an impartial consultancy.  She has a Masters in Pest Administration and is a Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society (FRES).  As an skilled and award-winning environmental campaigner, researcher, author, and strategist working primarily within the meals, farming and environmental coverage enviornment, Vicki has labored on authorities coverage for a few years.  Vicki is the writer of Completely Secure to Eat? The details on meals, and her newest e book is titled Rebugging the Planet (printed by Chelsea Inexperienced). Her ardour is bugs and different invertebrates. 

Pay attention in and study:

    • Trying down as a substitute of up
    • Studying methods to manage pests with out chemical substances
    • Appreciating the significance of bugs
    • Offering a essential refuge for invertebrates
    • Shifting individuals’s perceptions of bugs
    • Writing the e book, Rebugging the Planet… why now?
    • “Insectageddon”
    • Working higher collectively
    • Imagining a world with out bugs
    • Vicki’s favourite bug
    • Discovering bugs and invertebrates in water?
    • Investigating the habits and communication of honeybees
    • Supporting the bugs….what can every of us do?

In addition to:

Her failure – Making an attempt to get a bit of laws handed in 2010, however getting let down by a politician

Her success – Laws that she did get handed

Her drive – The individuals she comes throughout which might be doing good issues to guard the surroundings.

Her recommendation – Unfold the phrase about bugs, particularly photos.

Vicki’s earlier podcast episodes:

635: Rebugging Your Farm And Backyard

Books written by Vicki:

Rebugging the Planet:

Vicki’s E-book suggestions:    

Flight Conduct: A Novel  by Barbara Kingsolver 

Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Form Our Futures  by Merlin Sheldrake

The way to attain Vicki:

Web site: www.rebuggingtheplanet.org

UrbanFarm.org/rebugging



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