Regenerative agriculture isn’t just a concept

May 3, 2024

At GREET CE, we understand the ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐˜€๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐˜‚๐—น๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฒ, and Kiss the Ground’s mission deeply resonates with our values. Through storytelling, education, and strategic partnerships, Kiss The Ground is leading the charge in promoting regenerative agricultureโ€”a transformative approach that not only nourishes the soil but also revitalizes ecosystems and mitigates climate change.

๐ŸŒฑ Regenerative agriculture isn’t just a conceptโ€”it’s a movement grounded in six key principles:

๐—จ๐—ก๐——๐—˜๐—ฅ๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—”๐—ก๐—— ๐—–๐—ข๐—ก๐—ง๐—˜๐—ซ๐—ง

Economic, personal, community, ecological, climate, bioregion, etc.

๐— ๐—œ๐—ก๐—œ๐— ๐—œ๐—ญ๐—˜ ๐——๐—œ๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—จ๐—ฅ๐—•๐—”๐—ก๐—–๐—˜

This refers to tillage, chemical fertilizers, pesticides, and more.

๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—”๐—•๐—Ÿ๐—œ๐—ฆ๐—› ๐—” โ€œ๐—Ÿ๐—œ๐—ฉ๐—œ๐—ก๐—š ๐—ฅ๐—ข๐—ข๐—งโ€

When plants photosynthesize, they pump carbon-based exudates into the soil to feed microbes throughout the growing season. The more living roots there are, the more this can occur.

๐—ฃ๐—ฅ๐—ข๐—ฉ๐—œ๐——๐—˜ ๐—ฆ๐—ข๐—œ๐—Ÿ ๐—”๐—ฅ๐— ๐—ข๐—ฅ

Also referred to as โ€œcover croppingโ€. Bare soil exposed to the elements harms soil health, so itโ€™s recommended to always have some living or dead debris covering the soil.

๐—œ๐—ก๐—ง๐—˜๐—š๐—ฅ๐—”๐—ง๐—˜ ๐—”๐—ก๐—œ๐— ๐—”๐—Ÿ๐—ฆ

Integrating grazing animals into your fields, if it can work in your context, is extremely helpful for a variety of reasons, including: fertilization, aeration, increased organic matter, water infiltration, resistance to soil erosion, and more.โ€

๐—˜๐—ก๐—›๐—”๐—ก๐—–๐—˜ ๐—•๐—œ๐—ข๐——๐—œ๐—ฉ๐—˜๐—ฅ๐—ฆ๐—œ๐—ง๐—ฌ

Add diversity to whatever it is you are growing. This could look like planting diverse hedgerows throughout your farm, installing owl boxes, integrating honeybees, or planting diverse multi-species cover crops.