We all thrive from the ground up.
Photo courtesy of certified regenerative organic dairy Alexandre Family Farm
Regenerative Farming is farming that gives back to the Earth, leaving land improved and rejuvenated for generations to come.
We use managed grazing on the farm, which involves careful planning and observation, and frequent moving of the herd. This leads to an animal impact on the land that enriches the soil and feeds the microbial life underground. This kind of living soil has the potential to sequester carbon instead of releasing it into the atmosphere, a major goalpost in the fight against global warming. Farming practices that build soil also improve water holding capacity and reduce erosion, and they enable better cycling of nutrients like nitrogen. Lastly, regenerative farming maximizes the biodiversity on the farm, so that populations of soil microorganisms, plants, pollinators, birds and small mammals are healthy and contributing to a holistic, functioning ecosystem.
Interested in learning more about regenerative farming for practical application? Check out our upcoming Intro to Holistic Land Management course: Introduction to Holistic Land Management – Hickory Nut Gap