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.
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