Regenerative agriculture sounds cool

I watched a couple videos today about people practicing various forms of permaculture & regenerative agriculture. The concepts behind them appeal to me for a number of reasons. Sometimes I think about what it would be like if I were to buy some land and make a go of it working the earth.

Sometimes I get really sick of sitting in front of a computer for my full-time job. At times like this, I wish I could do something a little more active and interactive throughout the day. So the idea of getting out in the fresh air and working in nature sounds pretty nice.

Photo credit: Chris Evans

I’ve also written before about wishing for a tangible workplace of my own, a place organized according to the needs of my work. When you live on and work a plot of land, you’re not only responsible for cultivating the plants there, you’re responsible for cultivating the sense of the place itself. You build structures on it, you plan and organize it according to your needs, and the particulars of the land grow deeper in meaning to you over time.

In regenerative agriculture, the crops produced are only part of the goal. The other goal is to restore & support the ecosystem around you. For example, you do things like rotating crops and plant trees to improve the soil quality.

In the complex contemporary world we live in, it seems very difficult for most of us as individuals to live completely in harmony with nature. But the opportunity to have a positive impact on at least the land I live on is something I’d like to consider.

Do you know anything about regenerative agriculture? Have you tried it? Do you grow any plants to eat or use? Let me know your thoughts at my Ctrl-C email: gome ​@ ​