Four Steps to Transitioning to Regenerative Agriculture

Close your eyes.

Picture a farm where the fields look whimsical—even wild—with maize growing next to beans growing next to squash and native grasses and flowers, sheep grazing freely, beehives nearby, and community members thriving.

A stark contrast to monotonous row upon row of a single crop, right? But this is regenerative farming in a snapshot: farming principles designed to mimic nature with the goal of rebuilding healthy soils to feed the planet’s growing population, increasing resilience to climate change while creating thriving farming communities and empowered landscape stewards.

According to a United Nations senior official, the world’s topsoil could be gone within 60 years. The Dust Bowl in the 1930s in the United States is one example of how devastating that can be. Globally, nearly a quarter of the globe’s land is degrading due to climate change and human activities, according to the United Nations.

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