We keep hearing the phrase “regenerative agriculture”, but what does it mean? Regenerative agriculture is a circular system; a way of farming that produces vegetables, fruits, animals, bees (anything you can think of), in a sustainable way by working with, restoring, and even enhancing the ecosystem and environment. It is a philosophy and holistic approach to work with the natural environment in order to grow the healthiest, most vibrant, and full-of-life fruits and vegetables possible.
To put it in as few words as possible to ensure that it is understood conceptually -- regenerative agriculture is a self-reliant farm.
What are the benefits of regenerative agriculture farms over modern-day farming approaches?
Modern day farming tills and strips the land of most of the nutrients and endemic species (plants and animals that may only exist in that specific area or geographic region). Shouldn’t that already make you pause and think -- ”There is something wrong with that”? Stripping the land of nutrients and native plants and animals…. Now, why would anyone want to do that? Isn’t healthy soil important for growing plants? Aren’t native plants and animals there for a reason?
The answer - cash crops. A cash crop is grown to sell for a profit. When you maximize the area for that high-yielding crop, one would produce a lot of money! I urge you to read up on the advantages and disadvantages of cash crops!
While regenerative agriculture does allow for cash crops, it also allows the farm to produce year-round with other potentially income-producing crops. Allowing the soil, the plants, the animals, to all feed each other and work together symbiotically to ensure that the soil health and environment are balanced.
We understand that it is important for peoples’ livelihoods that they make money; however, we can do it in a more sustainable and beneficial way-- while simultaneously impacting our individual health, environmental health, and animal/plant health-- by moving to a regenerative agriculture farming technique.
Should you be interested, please do ask us how! and/or please let us know your thoughts.