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Video: 50 Years Ago, This Was a Wasteland. He Changed Everything | Short Film Showcase

Almost 50 years ago, fried chicken tycoon David Bamberger used his fortune to purchase 5,500 acres of overgrazed land in the Texas Hill Country. Planting grasses to soak in rains and fill hillside aquifers, Bamberger devoted the rest of his life to restoring the degraded landscape. Today, the land has been restored to its original habitat and boasts enormous biodiversity. Bamberger’s model of land stewardship is now being replicated across the region and he is considered to be a visionary in land management and water conservation.

At the Market: Healing People and the Planet

Marcus McCauley comes to his passion for healing naturally. “You need to nurture the soil if you want it to grow healthy plants and vegetables,” he says. In 2012 his family sold its ranch in Oklahoma and moved to Colorado in a quest for healing — for him, his family and his community.

ND Farmer Stresses Importance of Regenerative Agriculture

“We’re our worst enemy, not allowing nature to function,” Gabe Brown said. “…We cannot have ecological integrity without human integrity. All of us need to look in the mirror and realize that our management decisions that we make every day on our operation affect thousands of people, really hundreds of thousands of people. Because they’re affecting the mineral cycle, the water cycle, the nutrient cycle.”

How You Can Help Fix the Global Water Crisis

Sandra Postel, director of the Global Water Policy Project and former National Geographic Society Freshwater Fellow, demystifies humanity’s obsession with water in her new book Replenish. When National Geographic caught up with her in New Mexico, she explained how people are coming up with innovative ways to conserve water before we run dry.