"When, in 1987, botanist Dr Hugh Wilson let the local community on New
Zealand’s Banks Peninsula know of his plans to allow the introduced ‘weed’
gorse to grow as a nurse canopy to regenerate farmland into native forest,
people were not only skeptical but outright angry – the plan was the sort to be
expected only of “fools and dreamers”.
Now considered a hero locally and across the country, Dr Wilson oversees 1500
hectares resplendent in native forest, where birds and other wildlife are
abundant and 47 known waterfalls are in permanent flow. He has proven without
doubt that nature knows best – and that he is no fool. Fools & Dreamers:
Regenerating a Native Forest
is a free 30-minute documentary from HappenFilms
about Hinewai Nature Reserve"
Via Farhad and Christoph S.
Share and enjoy,
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics