The objective of regenerative farming is to allow all of life to thrive in a native state. All the decisions made in regenerative farming seek to work with nature and respect her intelligence and tendency toward the greatest growth and well-being. It is a system based on respect for the land, the water, the air and life.
Regenerative farming is an extension of organics. From a basis of doing no harm, using no pesticides, no gmo’s and no unnatural fertilizers, this approach desires to keep or return the land to its most natural form. This system encourages a return to natural waterways, natural soils and the original balance of bio-diversity. Although some may see nature as chaotic, a regenerative approach believes that nature, in its true state, holds the organization and knowledge to produce the healthiest foods for our well-being.
This agricultural method uses fungi, bacteria, worms and insects to return soil to its optimal state of health. Above ground, it uses animals, plants, birds, pollinating insects and air to restore a balanced harmony. It realizes that the earth, the land and the air are not inert or static. Each has its own interactive, living, diverse, interconnected activity which is constantly in motion, always attempting to achieve balance and optimal states.
Regenerative farming has a long-term approach and encourages established crops that will produce over decades. It uses crop covering to build soil richness each year. It surrounds crops with native plantings and hedgerows to attract beneficial birds, bees and other insects while limiting weeds and erosion. It mixes both plants and animals to achieve both a natural and integrated bio-diversity while limiting traffic and tilling that could disrupt nature’s processes.
Regenerative farming expands organics and is also a major step in reducing global warming. It keeps us connected to nature and her rhythms. It assures a healthier planet and a better future. In doing so, it regenerates our approach, our attitude and our realization that all of life is interconnected.
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