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Why the World Needs Regeneration

Soil

Today we’re going to discuss regeneration, in particular, regeneration of the soil and ecosystems. Over the last 50 to 75 years, basically since the second world war we’ve gone through a period of destruction. In effect a faustian bargain in which we gave up 1% of our topsoil every year in return for production returns.

Industrial Agriculture

We did this by using chemicals: chemical fertilizers, chemical pesticides and herbicides and fungicides and it worked. There were lots of famines and people starving in the 1970s. A lot of the techniques developed with chemical inputs saved many people, kept them alive. But the cost! That bill is coming due and we need to pay for it now. If we wait the cost will be so much higher.

A few years back, maybe 20, the idea of sustainability started the kickoff and that was about holding the decline, holding things steady but even then that wasn’t enough. It was never going to be. You could see it then. Being sustainable was great but it wasn’t going to actually improve things and as we’re growing more people every year. We need to actually do something to improve and save our soils. Regeneration is about returning that which was ripped out of the soil by the use of agricultural chemicals. Continue reading →

145. Replay of episode 117: Biodynamics and Soil Carbon With Mark Rathbone

LINKS

MASTERMIND GROUP: worlorganicnews.com/mastermind-application

PODCASTING CHECKLISTS CLICK HERE

Facebook Page:  World Organic News Facebook page.

WORLD ORGANIC NEWS No Dig Gardening Book: Click here

Permaculture Plus

http://permacultureplus.com.au/

 

Save Our Soil

http://www.saveoursoil.com.au/

Bio-Soil

https://www.biosoil.net.au/

Demeter Australia

http://www.demeter.org.au/

Biodynamics UK Certification

http://bdcertification.org.uk/

Demeter USA

http://www.demeter-usa.org/

Biodynamic Marketing Australia

https://biodynamic.com.au/

Biodynamic Preparation 500 (Video)

https://youtu.be/tiMMoqngdt0

 

Remember: Decarbonise the air, recarbonise the soil!

So with all the above in mind and the fact we live in the twenty first century, I’m opening up applications for a Regenerative Agriculture Mastermind group. It will be limited to twelve people, we’ll meet weekly, online to discuss our successes, challenges and decisions. The wisdom of the crowd applied to this necessary field of endeavour. You can have a look at the intro page and click through to the application at worlorganicnews.com/mastermind-application There’s also a link in the show notes.

Of course the podcasting checklists are still available over at mrjonmoore.com

Thank you for listening and I’ll be back next week.