Regenerative Agriculture uses practices like no till, diverse cover crops, and animal integration to draw down carbon from the air and return it to the soil where it belongs - all without the use of chemicals or GMOs. This both mitigates climate change and creates more productive, healthier soil.
HEALTHY SOIL = IMPROVED WATER RETENTION RATES = HEALTHY FOOD
A method that leaves the soil undisturbed, meaning the previous season's crop are left to decay and used as mulch for the next season's crop. No till reduces labor, fuel, and equipment costs, as well as erosion.
Crops that are planted to cover the soil, rather than planted for harvesting. Cover crops help manage soil erosion, soil fertility, soil quality, water, weeds, pests, diseases, biodiversity and wildlife.
A holistic approach to land management, mixing both livestock and crops in the same area to create a balanced ecosystem that is lower in cost and creates a more quality product. Healthy soil allows farmers to work with the land, not against it.
If we can increase carbon levels in agricultural soil by 2%, we will solve our food problem while substantially mitigating climate change.
Source: Dr. Rattan Lal, Ohio State Soil Scientist
What is Regenerative Ocean Farming?
Regenerative Ocean Farming is the most sustainable form of food production on the planet.
Growing a mix of seaweeds and shellfish (that require zero inputs) using an underwater vertical farming system has the power to sequester carbon on land and sea, reduce methane production in livestock, rebuild marine ecosystems, enrich soil, and address the global plastics problem.
Greenwave, New Haven, Connecticut
Why Regenerative Agriculture & Ocean Farming?
Regenerative farmers, ranchers, and ocean farmers who practice holistic management are the key not only to our food security, but also to the future of our planet.
If we draw enough carbon down from the sky and back into the soil through regenerative practices, we can reverse climate change and bring carbon levels down to pre-industrial-revolution levels.
Nicole Masters with Malou Anderson-Ramirez of Anderson Ranch in Livingston, Montana
"Everything comes back to soil, connecting people to soil is like opening a door of possibilities that can never be closed again."
- Nicole Masters, Integrity Soils
“I can think of almost nothing that offers more hope for our planet, for your children and their children and all of humanity.”
- Allan Savory, Founder of Savory Institute
Enonkishu Conservancy in Maasai Mara, Kenya. A partner of Savory Institute.
Grace's Farm in the Upper Tana River Basin, Kenya. A beneficiary of The Nature Conservancy.
"And this is a paradigm shift: of how we can increase productivity for farmers & ranchers but also in a way that starts to harmonize with nature. When soils become healthy & alive, they can remove a huge amount of Carbon Dioxide from the atmosphere. So if we get agriculture right, it's a win-win-win scenario for farmers, society, & the world."
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Thank you for your interest in regenerative practices.