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Recept: appeltaart

Appel2

Ingrediënten

voor de bodem:
250 gram tarwemeel
250 gram bloem
150 gram plantaardige margarine
wijnsteenbakpoeder
zout
1 theelepel kaneel
¼ liter diksap
1 dl water

voor de vulling:
800 gram appels
250 gram rozijnen
2 theelepels kaneel

Bereiding

Meng alle ingrediënten voor de bodem en kneed ze goed door elkaar. Bekleed hiermee een springvorm.

Schil de appels en meng ze met de rozijnen en de kaneel. Vul hiermee de springvorm.

Verwarm de oven voor op 200 graden, en bak de taart in ongeveer 45 minuten.

The Man who Stopped the Desert - How One Man Safed the Soil

categorieën: Alternatieve landbouw, films, natuur en milieu, Permacultuur, personen

By Sami Grover, USA

From Wangaari Maathai's Billion Tree campaign to lush permaculture landscapes in Jordan, we've seen how individuals and communities can reverse desertification and bring life back to arid soils. Now a new dramatized documentary brings us the story of Yacouba Sawadogo, an illiterate African farmer whose pioneering techniques have, according to one expert, done more for soil conservation in the Sahel region of Africa than all of the national and international soil experts combined. It's amazing stuff.

Using, and then enhancing, traditional "zai" techniques for restoring degraded land, which involve planting seeds directly into pits that have been enhanced with small handfuls of composted dung, Yacouba Sawadogo has spent over a quarter century experimenting with his soils, and then teaching his fellow farmers, resulting in the successful rehabilitation of farmland, the regrowth of forests, and attention from international media and non-profit organizations who wanted to learn more about Sawadogo's techniques.

Now a new documentary, that includes a dramatization of Sawadogo's life, and the struggles he has faced in gaining acceptance for his approach, is set to bring his story to a broader audience. The movie traces Sawadogo's story from his early education, through his days researching and developing his farming techniques, to his recent journey to the USA to participate in an Oxfam panel on greening the Sahel.