What is Regenerative Agriculture?
Regenerative agriculture is an effective way to restore biodiversity and stabilize the climate, but what exactly is it? This video explores three different regenerative practices that have great potential both in food production and in healing the land.
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Music: Dubious Doings by Thomas Howe (used with permission)
Organic Agriculture does more harm than good
Searchinger et al., Assessing the efficiency of changes in land use for mitigating climate change, 2018.
Bacteria Converts Ammonium into Nitrite and Nitrate:
Jeff Lowenfels & Wayne Lewis, Teaming with Microbes, 2006, 48.
Myceilium brings water to plants:
Worms increase water absorption and allow plant roots to penetrate deeper:
Fertilizer leeches into water:
Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, 2005.
Regenerative grazing can sequester carbon:
Sanderman et al., Impacts of Rotational Grazing on Soil Carbon in Native Grass-Based Pastures in Southern Australia, 2015.
Regenerative grazing can build soil and reverse desertification:
Allan Savory, Holistic Management, 1999, 244.
The growth of grass:
Global Rangelands, Basics of Grass Growth
Julius Ruechel, The Daily Pasture Rotation, 2009.
Overgrazing leads to erosion, drought, and desertification:
Ibanez et al., Desertification due to overgrazing in a dynamic commercial livestock–grass–soil system, 2007.
Food forests consist of 7 layers:
Toby Hemenway, Gaia’s Garden, 2001, 172.
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