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Are you tired of climate doom talk & ready to hear stories that will inspire you to make change? In this podcast series we will chat to the Balearic change makers, activists, farmers, preservationists & protectors of land & sea to bring tales that lift you up.

Amar La Tierra Jo Youle

    • Science
    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

Are you tired of climate doom talk & ready to hear stories that will inspire you to make change? In this podcast series we will chat to the Balearic change makers, activists, farmers, preservationists & protectors of land & sea to bring tales that lift you up.

    Wildfarmed with Groove Armada DJ turned farmer Andy Cato, Biodynamic wine making with Blacknose and we hear how to save the Cactus plants with SOS Cochichumbas

    Wildfarmed with Groove Armada DJ turned farmer Andy Cato, Biodynamic wine making with Blacknose and we hear how to save the Cactus plants with SOS Cochichumbas

    What does it take to give up your financial safety net and hand it all over to live your dream and become a farmer?
    DJ and musician Andy Cato, one half of Groove Armada joins us this month to tell us how he sold his publication rights to buy land in France and learn how to grow grains.
    It was a very dark, long, laborious and winding road to arrive at his current concept Wildfarmed, which exists to create a viable alternative to the current, industrial food system.
    The flour he now creates through regenerative processes in the UK has the power to transform bread, pasta, pizza into food that is good for the planet. 
    We hear from Peter Lehner of Ibiza Wine makers, Blacknose Wines on the hardshiops he has endured on his land this year close to San Juan where he farms Biodynamically and how his delicious Podenco Loco was born as a result - there is plenty ready for Christmas!
    Email hola@wineloveribiza.com to order yours for the festivities. 
    And we finish the episode with a conversation with SOS Cochichumbas art collective and activists Liz Kueneke and Eliana Perinat about the way in which we can save our Cactus plants on the island which are being destroyed by a massive infestation by an island wide bug. 
     
     

    • 1 hr 4 min
    EP 05. The Balearic Blue Deal explained in Palma, Manu San Felix talks Posidonia Planting and we meet SAY Carbon yachts Ibiza - a boat company with less impact on the water

    EP 05. The Balearic Blue Deal explained in Palma, Manu San Felix talks Posidonia Planting and we meet SAY Carbon yachts Ibiza - a boat company with less impact on the water

    As summer draws offficially to a close we wanted to assess what state the under water ecosystems remain in after increased traffic and check in to see how the Balearic water quality its faring. 
    We start todays Episode in Palma in Mallorca in the offices of the Marilles Foundation to talk about the Balearic Blue Deal which aims to take 1% of public funding and reinvest it in our marine ecosystems. 
    Aniol Esteban is the director of the foundation and a marine biologist and says after last years five marine heat waves in the Balearic Islands we need to put back into our seas to save them and protect 30% of them by 2030. 
    Our second guest is Manu San Felix, A National Geographic explorer, marine biologist and life long Posidonia activist from Formentera.
    He explains that protection of our seagrass is way down the line ahead of Novembers Foro Marino conference and that first we need to resource it, by planting more but also cultivating its balanced existence within the marine environment. 
    We finish with a trip to SAY Ibiza Carbon Yachts to talk about the lightness of the boat design which has less impact on the water with director James Blanchfield.  The company are based in Santa Eulalia Marina and they say they would like to see an APP created to book anchorage for their guests, so that protecting the Posidonia becomes easier and any accidental dropping of anchor can be avoided. 
     
     
     
     

    • 1 hr
    Bonus Episode: Amar La Tierra Talks 02 Part 2: Zach Bush LIVE at Tierra Iris farm

    Bonus Episode: Amar La Tierra Talks 02 Part 2: Zach Bush LIVE at Tierra Iris farm

    In the second part of our LIVE Talks mini series, Farmers Footprint Zach Bush MD continues the lecture he gave at Tierra Iris Farm last month. 
    Zach is a physician specialising in internal medicine, endocrinology and hospice care. He is an internationally recognised educator and thought leader on the microbiome as it relates to health, disease, and food systems. 
    In part two of his talk Zach explores the gut health of children in relation to medicine, ADHD, Soil and our nervous system and how Farmers Foorprint came to be after they made a film about soil. 
    Find more into on Zach and Farmers Footprint Here. 
     
     
     
     

    • 1 hr 32 min
    Bonus Episode: Zach Bush LIVE at Tierra Iris Farm with Music by Alex Serra

    Bonus Episode: Zach Bush LIVE at Tierra Iris Farm with Music by Alex Serra

    In This very special Bonus Episode we unleash the talk Zach Bush gave at Tierra Iris Farm last month as he was visiting the island to raise awareness for Farmers Footprint. 
    Resident of the farm, Alex Serra, started the evening with a performance of two songs in Spanish. 
    The solo artist singer songwriter from Barcelona set the tone for what was an informative discussion about Glyphosate and why we need to work together to regenerate the land globally. 
    More information on the work of Zach Bush MD on his website. 
     

    • 1 hr 2 min
    EP.04: Zach Bush of Farmers Footprint, we talk Keyline design With David Gonzales & Hear from Erikah Tangari Zero waste food at Juntos

    EP.04: Zach Bush of Farmers Footprint, we talk Keyline design With David Gonzales & Hear from Erikah Tangari Zero waste food at Juntos

    In todays episode Jo Youle meets Zach Bush MD of Farmers Footprint to talk about the food systems of Ibiza and how Glyphosate has infiltrated our soil globally and what effect that is having on the food we eat and the way our bodies react.
    Zach Bush MD is a physician specializing in internal medicine, endocrinology and hospice care. He is an internationally recognised educator and thought leader on the microbiome as it relates to health, disease, and food systems. 
    Our second guest is David Gonzales, Coordinador of Sustraiak Habitat Design in the Basque country who talks us through Keyline Design techniques and how we can conserve water through the way we work with the land and allow it to infiltrate the structure of the soil.
    We finish with a trip to Juntos  farm to chat to Transformational chef, Erikah Tangari and discuss the way we can use every part of the food we produce to maximise the way we experience it and work with it so as not to create extra waste in her zero food workshop. 
     
     

    • 1 hr 5 min
    EP.03 To Till or not to Till That is the Question.

    EP.03 To Till or not to Till That is the Question.

    In Episode 03 of Amar La Tierra, journalist Jo Youle hosts 3 local farmers on Ibiza farm Can Cristofol in San Lorenzo at sunset, to discuss how and when the soil should be tilled. 
     
    It is a controversial topic for many.  Often we are told it is a local tradition and that the Balearic Red earth has been tilled for hundreds of years, but machines only came to be fifty years ago. 
     
    Before that many animals were involved in this process and tilling was done by hand. 
     
    In this series, you can hear the details of the many regenerative practices taking place on the islands explored through the podcast that protect and preserve the lands of Ibiza, Formentera, Mallorca and Menorca.  
     
    Youri heads up the stewardship of the land at Can Criostofol and he creates raised beds that he makes and tills by hand. We also hear from Roberto Contaldo - the "Italian Horse Whisperer"  in the episode who works with Equitraccion, to turn the top soil and plough the earth when needed. 
     
    Borja Cami also joins the trio as an experienced agronomist who works with large and small scale farms across the mainland and also within the Balearics.
    Borja contributes the perspective of tilling from a larger scale production and showcases the ways tilling is needed with machines, but says it is all about the timing and structure of the soil at certain times of year. 

     
    This Episode was recorded LIVE in front of an audience at In June as a launch party & fundraiser for the show with a farm to table dinner that followed, provided by Gabrielle Gambina of Ibiza Produce.  
     
    If you wish to keep hearing the stories of the islands rich red soil, please support the production of the series on our crowdfunding page.  https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/AmarLaTierra

     
    You can hear the episode in Spanish:
      https://open.spotify.com/show/1BILqNQkZC6UM50KHnIKJo?si=ff2badf26c8d4e21
     
    You can watch it on Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5hpN8NXiOY
     

     
    A massive Thank you also to our sponsors: 
    BlackNose Wines
    Vino Y Co 
    Gooldtooth Vermouth
    Charles Marlow 
     

    • 1 hr 18 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

colin Youle ,

Superb storytelling

Thank You for creating the story line everyone wishes to hear, a super series.

Steveiiiiiiiiiiii ,

Incredible

Love this so much, keep it going please…..

VnmC22 ,

Need more of this in my life

What a wonderful Podcast. Enjoyed the tone set and the flow of conversation. Enjoyed hearing the views on the ground about the Balearic Islands and the challenges they face. Excellent content.

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