Land sharing, land sparing. For f**k sake.

This is an enjoyable story about agricultural land management in England. The protagonist is Jake Fiennes, eldest and troublemakerest (I guess) of the famous Fiennes brothers. He now spends his time as the land manager of a large estate in southern England. The land management style he practices is a potential solution to the very real problem of how to make space for humans, animals, and plants, in spite of human population growth and insatiable demand for resources. This practice is probably covered in what academics call “land sharing, land sparing” practices.

I’m a big fan of this trend to have these stories read aloud. I spend too much time already staring at a screen. To download the audio (mp4) try here.

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/02/17/can-farming-make-space-for-nature

Image: a vineyard in the Vienna hills. August, 2018.

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