Regenerative Agriculture was, without a doubt, the star of the show at the 2018 Natural Products Expo in Anaheim, California with a host of events exploring regeneration in business and supply and many brands making claims for, and commitments to, the integration of Regenerative Agriculture in their supply systems.
The Main Street Project aims to change the way poultry is produced by establishing a new system design for poultry-centered regenerative farming and a new industry standard. The poultry-centered regenerative standard fully integrates the environment for the chicken, the social foundation for the system deployment and the economics of farming and food industry management.
The UK has been slow to embrace agroforestry, fearing trees compete for valuable space and water. In fact they can increase crop diversity as well as profits, as two pioneering Cambridgeshire farmers have found.
Businesses around the world have entered a rich and turbulent era of experimentation. A regenerative approach offers a way forward, providing a comprehensive view of what businesses can become when they return to fundamental principles in order to start down new paths.
Soil organisms have an important role in aboveground community dynamics and ecosystem functioning in terrestrial ecosystems. However, most studies have considered soil biota as a black box or focussed on specific groups, whereas little is known about entire soil networks. Here we show that during the course of nature restoration on abandoned arable land a compositional shift in soil biota, preceded by tightening of the belowground networks, corresponds with enhanced efficiency of carbon uptake.
The Farm Between grows organic fruit on trees and shrubs. Today we’re calling it biointensive fruit, because that sounds really good and we think it's fitting. John and Nancy Hayden use the term agroecological. The pollinators have it made at their farm, and the fruit is off the chain. Currently, they produce apples, pears, black currants, plums, beach plums, raspberries, gooseberries, and more. They mulch everything with loads of organic matter, and their business is profitable on all levels.
Our environmental and deeply linked social crisis cannot wait for us to understand how crucially urgent it is to unite our resources for regeneration. We are used to having one pocket of money to make more money no matter how much it destroys the world (usually 95% of our total portfolio) and another tiny pocket (usually 5%) to “save” the world. What is the probability of us EVER making a REAL contribution of value to the world with this separation paradigm?
At its core, the vision is about maintaining the natural infrastructure that provides us with the critical goods and services we need in our communities. These include clean air and water, outdoor recreation, wood products and local food. Fortunately, we can choose to protect these assets and use Smart Growth principles to grow our economic base without sacrificing our farms and forests.
Propagate Ventures, scaling up agroforestry to every farm. Welcome to Investing in Regenerative Agriculture, investing as if the planet mattered. I had a long and very interesting conversation with Ethan, Jeremy and Harry, the co-founders of Propagate Ventures. Our conversation ranged from chestnuts to crowdfunding and how to get more impact investors into the agroforestry space.
Christophe was riding the subway in New York City when he overheard a conversation about reversing climate change through regenerative agriculture. Intrigued, he introduced himself to Harry and Ethan, two of the three co-founders of Propagate Ventures.