Jim O’Gorman is a New Zealander whose life’s work is aimed at solving some of the big problems of our times: topsoil loss and land degradation.

Jim, who’s been dubbed “the Dirt Doctor”, grows superb vegetables and researches soil care and remediation. His research lab is a tiny 0.57 ha property at Kakanui, a small village on the east coast of New Zealand’s South Island, north of Dunedin.

He’s recognized internationally for his research into the technology of building living soil.

And his produce is sought by top chefs all over Aotearoa-New Zealand.

Jim was invited to speak at the…

Alice Bulmer

Musician, food activist, ukulele teacher in the heart of New Zealand.

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