The Organic-PLUS YouTube playlist is published at the project co-ordinator’s YouTube channel: Coventry University, CAWR (Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience). The material was filmed at the project Kick-Off meeting in Padova, Italy in June 2018.
- First (clip 1), it gives a quick ‘taster’ introduction to the project with the Organic-PLUS team in action during the Kick-Off meeting in Padova, including footage from visits to organic farms in the North of Italy (3 min).
- Then (clip 2-7), the six work-package (WP) leaders explain the specific research and innovation in their WPs (3 min each).
- Then (clip 8-12), the international advisory board introduces the discussion of contentious inputs across the world (3 min each).
- This is followed by a video recording of the full lectures (clip 13-17) given on contentious inputs in Canada, South-Africa, Iran, India and South-Korea (20-30 min each).
To access individual clips, please click the play-list icon in the top left corner of the video.
Grower videos: Wood innovation to phase-out peat
Organic grower Iain Tolhurst (Tolly) talks about making on-farm wood-based compost to phase-out peat as a contentious input in organic plant propagation (Clip 18 on the Organic-PLUS playlist).
More info on Tolly is found here: www.tolhurstorganic.co.uk
Agroforestry harvesting for extruder tests
Partner ATB in Potsdam, Germany harvesting 10 t dry matter (35 t fresh matter) of black locust (Robinia pseudoacacia) from their agroforestry system as raw material for the next extruder tests. See video by Dr Ralf Pecenka of ATB harvesting prototype in operation.
Plastic mulching (BBC News)
Following the announcement of Organic-PLUS, we made our debut television appearance on BBC News. Filming took place at Ryton Organic Gardens, the home of Coventry University’s Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience (CAWR) and the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) scheme, 5-Acre Farm.