In a world of a changing climate and an increasingly politicised and broken food system, regenerative agriculture is a large-scale example of practices we can adopt in our own backyards which are beneficial for both our health and our environment.
A lot of the farming you see in this country is what is known as industrial agriculture. Large-scale, high intensity production designed to maximise yield and profits in the quickest and most efficient way possible.
But the environmental impacts it’s having not only on the soil, but on our water systems, our biodiversity and our carbon emissions is devastating. But as the name suggests, regenerative agriculture takes a restorative approach to farming, where food production can actually lead to healthier soils, increased biodiversity, cleaner waterways and carbon sequestration, not to mention more nutritious and better-tasting results.