Accelerating Nature-Based Solutions Conference – Global Evergreening Alliance

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March 11-15, Zambia

A brief review by Michael Pilarski

The Global EverGreening Alliance and the Government of Zambia together with AFR100 is hosting the world’s largest land restoration programming conference, bringing together NGOs, governments, the private sector, technical and scientific experts, and community representatives. It will be the inaugural conference for the Global EverGreening Alliance. We’re pleased to mention yet again that we are a part of this global alliance.

I have high hopes for good things to come out of this conference.  I am impressed by the people and the work of the Global EverGreening Alliance (GEA). I am a member of the GEA Council of Fellows and have deep respect for the people I have met there.  While there are millions of people working for earth repair, it will be a select group that gather for this event, most of them African and from around the world.  I cannot attend this conference, but will report to Global Earth Repair readers what happens afterwards.  Also you can stay tuned to the GEA website. 


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MICHAEL “SKEETER” PILARSKI is a life-long student of plants and earth repair. His farming career started in 2nd grade and his organic farming career began in 1972 at age 25. Michael founded Friends of the Trees Society in 1978 and took his first permaculture design course in 1982. Since 1988 he has taught 36 permaculture design courses in the US and abroad. His specialties include earth repair, agriculture, seed collecting, nursery sales, tree planting, fruit picking, permaculture, agroforestry, forestry, ethnobotany, medicinal herb growing, hoeing and wildcrafting. He has hands-on experience with over 1000 species of plants. He is a prolific gathering organizer and likes group singing.