Saari Residence presents Reviving the Wild: listen to the two latest episodes of the podcast

The Saari Residence’s podcast series Reviving the Wild is a four-episode-long deep dive into nature and ourselves. The last two episodes have now been released. This time, journalist Miia Laine talks to foraging and food security experts, as well as with influencers working with regenerative farming and healthier soil.

Every year, dozens of artists from all fields of arts and all parts of the world travel to the Saari Residence in the countryside of Southwest Finland to focus on their artistic work and to exchange ideas and experiences with other residents. 

The residence, maintained by Kone Foundation, aims to be a test platform for a future that is ecologically, socially and mentally sustainable. The Reviving the Wild podcast was born from our aspiration to deepen our understanding of the environment so that we and our resident artists may live more peacefully alongside the natural world and its inhabitants. The podcast stems from the themes essential to the Residence’s daily ecological activities. The series is hosted by Miia Laine.

For the podcast, we have invited experts whose work we appreciate and value to share their thoughts and knowledge with us about the topics we consider urgent and worth discussing. We hope these talks will resonate with you and offer new ideas for connecting better with the non-human world around us! There’s a possibility to give us feedback at the end of this page – thank you for telling us what you think about the podcast!


Snacking our surroundings

Foraging for wild resources is the major food trend of the moment – a trend that was practiced thousands of years ago. How can you support biodiversity in your cooking or eating?

Sami Tallberg is an award-winning chef and a long time lover of foraging. Together with Miia Laine they visit the wild green supermarket next to the Saari Residence. Later in the episode, environmental researcher Ville Lähde discusses the most urgent topics concerning food security. Should we shift our global system towards more localised self-sufficiency?


It’s all in the soil

Twenty-five percent of Earth’s biodiversity is found in its soil — we just can’t see it. No, we really don’t know soil very well. But do we understand our dependence on it? In this episode we discuss the care for soil – and the lack of it. 

Environmental influencer Saara Kankaanrinta has been running the ecologically minded Qvidja Farm since 2014. How has regenerative farming changed the farm’s landscape? 

Carbon-capture is a hot topic in Europe right now, primarily because of the EU Biodiversity Strategy. European Parliament Member Sirpa Pietikäinen is also a longtime member of the Saari Residence’s advisory board. She strongly believes that farmers are not the problem – they are part of the solution.

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