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Net Fertility Farming ... Biomimicry Genius!

You might find this video a mind blowing imagination exercise for the holidays. It's an amazing overview of some of the progress being made with biomimicy applied to materials, CO2 solutions...and even farming. All really huge solutions for our huge problems.

Learning FROM the natural world is not the same as learning ABOUT the natural world.

Janine Benyus brings us new insights about solving problems by taking the genius of the natural world and learning processes...not just mimicing or domesticating nature.

Janine Benyus is one of my favorite people. A visionary. A scientist for us nature lovers. A talented'll love her videos at Ted. (yes, she has several!)

This is the world of green tech, green chemistry and manufacturing... and farming... this is the world of our future. And it's happening now in visionary laboratories around the world.

"Net fertility farming" is much like "Net Energy Buildings" ... we produce needed resources instead of consuming them. Sustainable farming is about "net fertility" contributions back to the ecosystem. This is learning natural processes and natural systems.

Life adds "information" to matter and gives it structure for functionality. Life doesn't deal with "things" divorced from functionality. Biological and business challenges are looking at nature to get us through stymied challenges.