Der Bauer mit den Regenwürmern [The Farmer and the Earthworms]

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Verhaag, Bertram. Der Bauer mit den Regenwürmern [The Farmer and the Earthworms]. Munich: DENKmal-Film, 2007. DigitBeta, 45 min.

For Sepp and Irene Braun, their farm is about more than just sustainable agriculture. The Brauns see ecological farming as a solution to the global problem of climate change. Whereas a square meter of conventionally-farmed land is home to around 16 earthworms, on Sepp Braun’s farm, the figure stands at 25. For him, creating an environment which encourages the worms is nothing more than simple common sense. Their tunnels extend two meters down into the soil. Together with the valuable humus provided by their dung, this means the ground on the Brauns’ farm can absorb up to 150 liters of water an hour. Conventionally-farmed land, by contrast, cannot, and the results – flooding and erosion – are becoming ever-more common and ever-more destructive. Unsurprisingly, the farm is popular with curious visitors. Still, even the Brauns are taken by surprise when the wife of the President of Senegal comes to visit! (Source: Official Film Website)

© 2007 DENKmal-Film. Trailer used with permission. 

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