Regenerative Organic Farming
Regenerative Organic Agriculture is a sustainable farming style that increases fertility as production improves. It does not slowly destroy or deplete valuable resources like water and soil. Regenerative Organic Agriculture is an extremely low and local input system, which greatly contrasts the type of farming heavily reliant on costly off-farm inputs such as chemical fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides, otherwise known as conventional agriculture.
Regenerative Organic farming harnesses many sustainable practices such as composting, crop rotation, cell grazing, and cover cropping in order to minimize erosion and the disturbance of the indigenous soil biology, ultimately ensuring a diversity of microbes. By carefully combining these practices, we can ultimately promote healthy food and soil, and reverse the drastic effects that conventional agriculture currently has on our planet’s ecosystem. In the words of the Rodale Institute, “Farming will once again become a knowledge-based enterprise rather than a chemical and capital intensive one.”