Native peoples were the original land stewards. Many of the practices used by regenerative producers today are traditional, indigenous methods.
Undisturbed soil reduces erosion (erosion is bad for our waterways and our farmland), helps soil hold more water (more water=better for plants during drought), and increases fungi and microbial life (which makes for stronger and healthier plants, so less chemical fertilizer and inputs are needed).
Less chemical use—or no chemical use at all—means fewer chemicals in our air, water, and food. Less chemical use is also better for bees and other pollinators, which are critical for a strong food supply.
Regenerative ag promotes diversity at every level: in the soil, in the number of crops, and in the pollinators and wildlife on a piece of land. Diversity creates resilience and health.
Regenerative agriculture mimics and enhances natural systems and aims to optimize the health of all living things, from soil to plants to animals to people.
Cheap food and short-sighted, chemical-dependent conventional farming practices have been making populations sick for too long.
Big ag is completely dependent upon toxic chemicals that harm our soil, air, and water.
Big ag is destroying rural communities and locks farmers into a cycle of dependence on chemicals. Farmer suicide rates are at all all-time high.
Our current food system extracts from the land—it is the #1 driver of nature loss and biodiversity declines.
Chemical-intensive agriculture relies heavily on fossil fuels and releases carbon into the atmosphere through deep, repeated soil disturbance, two major contributors to climate change.
Regenerative agriculture reduces or eliminates chemical usage and follows nature’s lead, generating health from the ground up.
Regenerative farming cleans and enhances the air, water, and soil, making our planet resilient.
Regenerative ag is fueled by farmer ingenuity and independence. It increases farmer profitability and well-being.
Regenerative ag restores and renews the land, providing what we need while increasing biodiversity and rebuilding nature.
Regenerative agriculture seeks to eliminate fossil fuel dependence and removes carbon from the atmosphere by sequestering it underground. It’s a “drawdown” tool we desperately need to reverse the climate crisis.