Bringing regeneration home

Produced by Better Ancestors

Untangled Landscapes started off working with domestic jungles, transforming them into well-manicured ornamental spaces. None of what they did was regenerative, however, and eventually the weeds would return. Since then, their approach has evolved and it’s more about untangling people from the need to use chemicals and industrial materials in their gardens. They have stopped using poisons and weed mats – in part because they just don’t work very well – and have instead started using natural principles and techniques borrowed from regenerative agriculture.

As Matt Bates Cummings says: “Too often we see a symptom of something and we go ‘I can’t have that. I need to stop this.’ And then you stop the regenerative process. We need to let things play out a lot more. It needs a bit of trust. You need to trust the process and watch it and observe it until we understand it completely.”

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Episodes From This Series

Bringing regeneration home

6 mins / 2021

Counting carbon

7 mins / 2021

How to restore a wetland

3 mins / 2020

The avian election

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Greening the concrete jungle

5 mins / 2021

Tears of the albatross

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Candid camera

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Understanding Antarctica

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Aotearoa Water Action’s fight for water security

6 mins / 2021

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Ancient knowledge, modern medicines

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From waste to wonder

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Better beauty

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Guardians of the ocean

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The wisdom of fungi

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The call of the kōkako

6 minutes / 2021

Teaching green

6 minutes / 2021

The community saying no to waste

6 minutes / 2021

Wildlife.ai’s mix of ecology and technology

6 minutes / 2021

Tama Blackburn, Waitara Taiao

6 minutes / 2021

The Eco School – Pt.1

6 minutes / 2021

The Eco School – Pt.2

6 minutes / 2021

Tiny homes

6 minutes / 2021

The Native Forest Restoration Trust

6 minutes / 2021

Bay Bush Action

6 minutes / 2021

Refill Nation

4 minutes / 2021

Backyard paradise

6 minutes / 2021

From farmland to forest

10 minutes / 2021