This talk discusses the choices and techniques which can be applied in food forests to maximize soil carbon sequestration. Also, how to move carbon from biomass into the soil, how to retain carbon in the soil, and how to reduce the loss of soil carbon.
Colin discusses training farmers in Malawi Conservation Agriculture and the specific techniques of the Deep Bed Farming Method. Techniques such as how to form the deep beds and furrows, mulching, compost, cover crops, companion planting, and more.
We are able as human beings to actually do a little less, be a bit more, and stop wasting stuff. In the process, we can care for ourselves, our families, our friends and neighbors, and people we don’t know in concentric circles (like the layers of an onion) moving out from our core being… whilst also caring for the Earth (and especially its wildlife), and in reducing our need to consume, create better social justice sharing the Earth’s resources for the benefit of all.
Are you satisfied with your soil? In this talk, Gabe Brown walks through how the 6 Principles of Regenerative Agriculture can be applied to any farm, anywhere. On his 5,000-acre farm, he advocates for no-till, animal integration, and the use of diverse blends of cover crops.
John started as a journalist before he decided to become a filmmaker. When a film took him to the desertified Loess Plateau in north-central China, John recognized the potential to regreen our deserts and engage people in the process.
Holistic Management: What If… and Possible Solutions!
There isn’t only hope, but a path forward. This presentation considers many of the questions and possible solutions surrounding managing our environment that are available to us as we simultaneously work to meet social and economic needs through looking at the whole picture as we strive to do in Holistic Management.
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.