Why Regenerative Agriculture is the Future of Food

“In key ways regenerative agriculture pairs what we have learned from the past two phases of farming into a single resilient and profitable system.” We can farm smaller and better.

Doing a Powerful Thing to Mitigate Climate Change: RegenAG

To quote from the article reposted below: Agriculture is said to be one of the single biggest contributors to the destruction of the environment and rising CO2 emissions,” so as regenerative or restorative agriculture, “it is the single most powerful thing we can change to mitigate climate change. Soil biology is this perfect little symbioticContinue reading “Doing a Powerful Thing to Mitigate Climate Change: RegenAG”

Transforming the Practice and Culture of Agriculture: RegenAG

A regenerative era in Australian agriculture is emerging “More than a set of alternative farming practices, regenerative agriculture encourages an interdependent relationship between humans and the land, aiming to renew the health of ecosystems, the nutritional integrity of the food supply and the vitality of communities.”

Thoughtful Thursday: Climate Change Mitigation – Keep it Smart and Simple

Carbon Farming for Climate Change Mitigation: It’s Simply Getting Back to Basics. We don’t need fancy policies and hours of meetings. If we are involved in agriculture, we need to become farmers again: dirty finger nails, and time to take in the contentment of livestock (so we catch it early, when they are not). AndContinue reading “Thoughtful Thursday: Climate Change Mitigation – Keep it Smart and Simple”

Congratulations to Kiss the Ground and their Partnership with General Mills!

I quote: General Mills is granting $650,000 to nonprofit organization Kiss the Ground to support farmer training and coaching through Soil Health Academies, where growers will learn how to increase farm profitability, build resiliency into the land and decrease input costs using soil health practices. “Investing in soil health and regenerating our soils has numerousContinue reading “Congratulations to Kiss the Ground and their Partnership with General Mills!”

Be the Change: Use of industrial term “Sustainability” misses Life on Earth

I received an email from a new Nuffield scholar, and immediately had to delve into the limitations of using the term “sustainability,” a popular word with the likes of Walmart and Bayer. The scholar wrote about inquiring into the quantitative aspects (ROCE, profit, cash flows etc.) and the qualitative aspects (carbon footprint, community contribution, enhancedContinue reading “Be the Change: Use of industrial term “Sustainability” misses Life on Earth”

Nuffield Scholar Brings Regenerative Farming into the Centre of the Conversation

I am so excited to see 2019 Canada Nuffield Scholar Ryan Boyd talking about regenerative farming in the Alberta Express. I can’t wait to be reading his report. I will have to be patient! He has barely got started with his #nuffield19 study. I worked hard to bring new ideas to agriculture and it seemsContinue reading “Nuffield Scholar Brings Regenerative Farming into the Centre of the Conversation”

Biodiversity matters in farmers’ fields too

Here, I re-post a press release from USC Canada. Diversity in food crops essential to a healthy planet Will our National Food Policy enhance agricultural biodiversity? Ottawa, July 24, 2017 – In its latest report, the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society found Canada lags on its biodiversity pledges. Beyond wildlife, there is another urgent biodiversityContinue reading “Biodiversity matters in farmers’ fields too”

Upcoming Meet and Greet, Guelph ON

This event is being hosted at the Guelph Organic Conference, upstairs from the trade show at the University Centre, University of Guelph, this weekend.