Dr. Vandana Shiva discusses the four biggest challenges and existential threats facing humanity today. How can regenerative agriculture carry us through these threats? Learn what effects agrochemicals are having on our rivers and oceans, and can regenerative ag feed the world without the use of chemicals.
Day 1: Healthy Humans, Healthy Planet
Dr. Elaine Ingham
How Soil Biology Works
Dr. Elaine Ingham uncovered the Soil Food Web nearly 4 decades ago and has been pioneering research about Soil Food Web ever since.
Join Dr. Elaine Ingham as she introduces the Soil Regen Summit. She will be talking about how the soil food web affects the health of our soils.
Doubling Yields and Preventing Soil Erosion in Sub-Tropical Conditions
Tropical and sub-tropical farming has many challenges. In Malawi, one of the poorest countries on Earth, these are coming home to roost. However, Tiyeni’s Deep Bed Farming is transforming livelihoods in all areas of the country. The simple, low-tech solutions are applicable widely in Africa and elsewhere. Colin’s talk outlines the Deep Bed Farming method, which substantially increases yields while reducing the cost of inputs.
Biomimicry: Emulating Natures Principles and Strategies for Improving Soil Function
Regenerative cropping and grazing systems that emulate nature’s strategies are healthier agro-ecosystems that self-heal, self-regulate and self-organize. These healthy ecosystems can potentially eliminate the need for pesticides and man-made fertilizers.
Introduction to Biochar - A Soil Improver and Soil Lockdown
One of the challenges in woodland management is what to do with the waste from harvesting. Making biochar on a small scale allows carbon to locked into the soils for thousands of years. Its other main property is the retention of water and nutrients. We will look in detail at a medium-sized commercial production, as well as results from trials on a small-holding.
Restoring the Water Cycle to Regenerate Earth
Life runs on water, as does the biosphere of our planet. Around the world, human mismanagement has led to disruptions in the hydrological cycle leading to extreme climate, drought, flood, fire, reduced quality of life, crop failure, and eventually water and food scarcity and civil unrest. The root cause of these problems is not only preventable but also reversible – all it requires is a paradigm shift around our relationship with water and land.
Soil Health as Public Health
Didi Pershouse is the founder of the Land and Leadership Initiative, and the author of two books: The Ecology of Care: Medicine, Agriculture, Money, and the Quiet Power of Human and Microbial Communities, and Understanding Soil Health and Watershed Function.
Optimising Nutrient Density
Founder and Executive Director of the Bionutrient Food Association, Dan has been an organic farmer for more than 30 years, and is the founder and executive director of the Bionutrient Food Association, an 8-year old non-profit educational organization whose mission is to “increase quality in the food supply.”