What will you say when consumers start asking about it?

Last week, Grounded Growth participated in a great conference in Ontario, Canada focusing on how regenerative agriculture principles help change farming from a job to a mission — one that not only saves the farmer money, but restores the earth we all share while creating a healthier way to grow our food!

One of the most amazing parts of the conference came from a day-long soil health workshop presented by Joel Williams  In this picture from his presentation, Joel explains that when farmers use cover crops, they are using nature (plant roots) to unlock access to nutrients that exist underground.

Not only does this provide natural food for the plants — but it feeds the microbiome — the thousands of organisms living in the soil that can feed us all.

Just what is regenerative agriculture?  It’s more than a set of practices — it’s a mindset that always strives to work more with nature instead of controlling it.  It is a management system that understands the value that diverse plant roots play in unlocking natural fertilizers in the soil — enabling it to produce more nutrient-dense food using less artificial inputs.

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Think Restoration Vs Limiting Damage

Regenerative agriculture is about restoring natural resources, rather than minimizing negative impact.  It’s very different from current certification systems like organic that measure value more by what they don’t do (apply synthetic pesticides) instead of the outcomes of these practices.  Below is our description of the commonly-agreed on principles that make up regenerative agriculture.

 

Want more?  Members will receive a full summary of the conference in the members-only Community Forum section of our member website: RegenerativePartnerships.com