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Can we fix it? How the Trees That Count movement is bringing a new meaning to seed funding

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Can we fix it? How the Trees That Count movement is bringing a new meaning to seed funding

Trees are vital. They help us breathe, they’re fun to climb, give life to wildlife, provide shade at festivals and, as The Drawdown shows, they are also one of the answers to the beast that is climate change. Melanie Seyfort, marketing and communications manager at Trees That Count, speaks to Idealog about the project, its plans to help match supply with demand, and how New Zealanders – from an individual to the largest corporate – can get involved and reduce the country's carbon footprint. 

Art/Design

On a farm in Derbyshire, rows upon rows of chairs are growing in a paddock. Designer and horticulturalist Gavin Munro trains saplings to grow into the shape of chairs and lamps before finishing and selling them as Grown Furniture.