Save the Earth: Regenerative Farming, as a philosophy and approach to land management, regenerative agriculture asks us to think about how all aspects of agriculture are connected through a web—a network of entities who grow, enhance, exchange, distribute, and consume goods and services—instead of a linear supply chain. It’s about farming and growing in a style that nourishes people and the earth, with specific practices varying from grower to grower and from region to region. There’s no strict rule book, but the holistic principles behind the dynamic system of regenerative agriculture are meant to restore soil and ecosystem health, address inequity, and leave our land, waters, and climate in better shape for future generations.
But how? Simple. Do Regenerative Farming!
Organic Farming a.k.a Regenerative Agriculture, is a set of farming methods that emphasizes soil health while also paying attention to water management, fertilizer use, and other factors. It aims to restore and improve the farm’s complete ecosystem. This agricultural technique improves the resources it uses, rather than depletes or destroys them.
The important methods include:
Reduction of tillage: Significant soil erosion is caused by tillage and plowing, and a significant amount of carbon dioxide is released into the atmosphere. They may also lead to the kind of bare or compacted soil that is unfriendly to crucial soil bacteria. By using low- or no-till techniques, farmers reduce physical soil disturbance and gradually build up soil organic matter, fostering better, more robust habitats for plants to flourish as well as locking up an increasing amount of carbon.
Diversity: Various plants release various carbohydrates (sugars) through their roots. Different microorganisms eat these carbohydrates and recycle a variety of nutrients back into the plant and soil. Farmers aid in the creation of the rich, varied, and nutrient-dense soils that result in more fruitful crops by increasing the plant diversity in their fields.
Cover crops and rotation: If soil is left out in the weather, it will erode and the nutrients required for healthy plant growth will either dry out or actually be washed away. Same plants being planted in the same spot again can result in both a deficiency in some nutrients and an accumulation of others. But by strategically using cover crops and rotating crops, gardens may enrich soils with an increasing amount (and more varied) of soil organic matter. Always remember— bare ground is poor ground.
Mess reduction: Practitioners of regenerative agriculture frequently aim to minimize physical disruption while also exercising caution when engaging in chemical or biological processes that could harm long-term soil health. The normal interaction between microorganisms and plant roots might be hampered by improper fertilizer and other soil amendment application.
Keep in mind that your soil will look after you if you take good care of it.
Benefits of Agro-ecology
The advantages of doing so are numerous. Regenerative agricultural techniques boost soil biodiversity and organic matter, resulting in more resilient soils that can better tolerate climate change effects like flooding and drought. Here are some of the ecological benefits of regenerative agriculture:
- Enhanced soil fertility and health, which is the basis for good water, nutrient, and carbon cycling, as shown by healthier crops, higher yields, better soil test results, and active microbial communities.
- Richer plant, bird, and insect populations, as well as increased biodiversity on land, in the air, and in the water.
- Reduced soil erosion.
- Fewer chemical input will result in less water pollution, including a reduction in toxic algal blooms.
- Increases the soil’s ability to hold water.
Save the Earth: Regenerative Farming techniques are crucial because they remove carbon from the atmosphere and store it underground.
Growing a Better Harvest From Regenerative Growing
Regenerative farming can improve crop yields – the volume of crops produced – by improving the health of soil and its ability to retain water, as well as reducing soil erosion. Food grown using regenerative agriculture practices has higher nutritional content, according to a new University of Washington study published in science journal PeerJ.
The food grown under regenerative practices contained, on average, more magnesium, calcium, potassium and zinc; more vitamins, including B1, B12, C, E and K; and more phytochemicals, compounds not typically tracked for food but that have been shown to reduce inflammation and boost human health. Crops grown in the regenerative farms were also lower in elements broadly detrimental to human health, including sodium, cadmium and nickel, compared with their conventionally grown neighbors.
Saving Earth and Aiding Lives
Soils are the basis for all life on earth. Just like we depend on our gut microbes to keep us healthy, we depend on the biology in the soil to support entire ecosystem function.
That is why Holistic Releaf by Design is a proud advocate of Save the Earth: Regenerative Farming.
Regenerative agriculture offers us a win-win situation. It helps us grow healthier crops using sustainable practices while also battling a crisis that threatens all agriculture.
With Holistic Releaf we never feed or spray chemicals on our plants, and we utilize organic products wherever we can. We are willing to invest in holistic practices from the plants to the products. That is why we are one of the best dispensaries in Montana. We care for the earth while making sure that we also take care of our patients. Providing top notch products and best grown cannabis in the market.
We believe that there is only one world, and we must care for it. Whenever you are shopping with us, you are not only helping yourself but you are also helping the environment!
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