The idea behind regenerative agriculture is to rebuild soil structure and health by restoring the soil’s microbiome and growing with organic inputs. There are many benefits, including drought resistance, natural suppression of pests and plant disease, and increased yields and quality. When implemented on a large scale, regenerative growing techniques help reverse the impacts of climate change.
This global movement is also finding its way into our gardens. That’s right; you can be a regenerative grower and enjoy the perks listed above!
Martyna Krol and Scott Hutchinson explore some inspiring projects in the article Green Futures. In Scouting: 7 Guidelines to Build Your Garden Vigilance, Joanna Berg expresses the importance of being aware of what is going on in your garden. Knowledge is power, which is especially critical for organic gardens; proper and vigilant pest management strategies help avoid disasters.
One of the main reasons I eat and grow organic is because I do not trust big Ag. In Decolonising Fertility – A Regenerative Organic Approach, Av Singh exposes the failure of modern agriculture and how it reflects on humanity.
It is not too late to turn back the clock and help this world move toward a more sustainable future. But it requires intention and resolution. The change can start with what we grow, what we eat, and which companies we support. Remember, organic food and medicine may cost twice as much in the grocery store, but it doesn’t cost twice as much to grow.