Integrating

Transformational Insights

When the root is deep there is no reason to fear the winds of change. The world’s forests are a shared stolen treasure. Let us bring them back where they belong.

Bringing it Together

Changing The Story

By expanding our research across multiple fields of science and research we noticed that the single common factor behind the majority of human crises was the same. Food and water scarcity, climate change, social unrest, conflict, violence and migration are all linked to the removal of trees.

We then looked for methodologies and technologies that could help us restore degraded lands and forests. 
We found overwhelming evidence in over 20 countries spanning 35 years that natural restoration is possible.

These methodologies not only lifted the poorest out of poverty, it also brought back the rains.

We further found that these restoration practices also addressed the majority of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

African Regeneration

Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR)

As the land available for our food supply is degraded by modern intensive farming, the amount of almost worthless land increases. The World Resource Institute began a series of projects in the African Sahel region during the 1980’s to try to find a way to re-green the local land. They began to educate communities on how to regrow new trees from ‘dead’ tree stumps and were able to establish self-sufficient farms in 3-5 years in drought ridden desertified regions.
Soon this spread across the Sahel region which runs from the Atlantic to the Red sea, just below the Sahara desert. Now entire regions have been re-greened and people’s incomes have improved a lot. In Ethiopia for example, one of the previously driest mountain regions is now a water exporter.
This has so far reached 1-3% of the smallholder farmers who can adopt it as it relies on word of mouth transmission. At a cost of $50 per hectare this is an easy way for us to regrow food forests, regenerate the regional climate and allow people their dignity.

Indigenous Regeneration

Nature's Natural Guardians

The indigenous peoples say: “We do not own the land, the land owns us”.
When they were forced away, the ecological diversity started to degenerate.
Today there are 370 million indigenous people in 90 countries in every region of the world. Indigenous people have (or had) their own land and territory, to which they are tied  myriad ways. For indigenous peoples, conservation of biodiversity is an integral part of their lives and is viewed as a spiritual and functional foundation for their identities and cultures. Where they have regained rights, they have rapidly regenerated desolated forest areas without being asked, to the benefit of all of us.
While only 11 percent of the planet’s forest is under their guardianship,

indigenous territories contain 80 percent of the earth’s biodiversity.

South American Regeneration

Agro-Forestry

In many places in the world agro-ecologists and perma-culturists have been exploring ways
to combine forest restoration with the production of healthy food.
An inspiring example of how a degraded land was restored to a food producing forest in Brazil can be viewed here

First World Regeneration

Food Forests

The drive towards more natural farming methods has moved beyond its roots in permaculture and organic farming. In developed countries Food Foresty has become a recognized natural evolutionary development. Also named agro-forestry or analog forestry, Food Forestry is growing in popularity for good reason.
Like previous methods it uses no chemicals for either fertiliser or pesticides. Weeding is planned out as vegetables and other crops are planted in the spaces where they would otherwise grow. Pests and disease are used as an aid to fine tune as natural predators find balance.
Among the fundamentals of Food Forestry are the aggressive pruning and wood chipping techniques, which are used to generate abundant topsoil. This combined with specific planting bed structures creates ideally fertile growing conditions for high yields and highly nutritious crops.
Biodiversity, carbonization and decontamination levels are far beyond conventional forestry and agriculture.
Membership organisations are already being formed that allow easy access to this emerging source of high quality healthy food.

The Unifying Fields Effect

The founders of ‘Unifying Fields’ have 25 years experience in restoring degraded forests and lands. We also have access to a team of scientists who can assist us in determining the way certain lands, areas or regions near the coast can best be restored.
We have also connected with local and indigenous leadership on the ground where it counts.
Through a managed portfolio of carefully selected reforestation projects, we focus on maximising personal and planetary regeneration.
Our aim is to make a dramatic difference to the current trends by accelerating nature’s inherent tendency to reforest herself.
Simply by planting trees through our programmes you will be creating the unified world we all wish to live in.
We invite you to join us.

“What you do makes a difference and you have to decide what difference you want to make” - Jane Goodall