Regenerative Agriculture

Regenerative agriculture or carbon farming is an approach which focuses on improving and revitalizing soil health by restoring the soil’s carbon content.

Source: Green America

Regenerative agricultural practices include:

  • Composting – our inedible organic waste that has decomposed creates a rich fertilizer for the soil
  • No or low tillage – little to no plowing fields when planting crops to preserve the carbon in the soil
  • Cover Cropping – Instead of leaving fields bare when they’re not planted on with the harvest crop, we cover them with off-season crops that add nutrients and protect against erosion.
  • Multiple crop rotations – Instead of planting one crop on the same plot year after year, we change its location from year to year, which prevents the depletion of nutrients in the soil and reduces pests.
  • Diverse cover crops; and
  • No pesticides or synthetic fertilizers.

Source: Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming