In order to keep global warming to two degrees Celsius or less, we not only need to radically reduce the amount of carbon dioxide being put into the atmosphere, we also need to start sequestering the carbon that’s already there. Regenerative agriculture is the single best way to do this.
Excess carbon in the atmosphere contributes to climate change, but carbon in the soil acts as a fertilizer. Regenerative agriculture uses practices that pull carbon from the air and transfer it underground—storing carbon and re(storing) agricultural soils:
Crop Rotation and Cover Cropping
Zero to Low Tillage and Mulching
Planting Perennials and Diverse Crops
Regenerative agriculture recognizes many local and on-farm benefits that go beyond carbon sequestration and rich soils to support healthy communities, vibrant ecosystems, and productive farms.
The 20th Century relied heavily on industrial agriculture that has harmed our lands, water, and people. Regenerative agriculture is the way forward, bringing ecology, climate science, and human well-being to the forefront of farming, ensuring healthy agriculture and a hospitable planet for generations to come.
"Regenerative agriculture provides answers to the soil crisis, the food crisis, the health crisis, the climate crisis, and the crisis of democracy." - Vandana Shiva