First I’ll start with the name. I like it as it puts an emphasis on soil carbon, which is at the core of fertility and climate-change mitigation. Also, such a breadth of progressive agricultural practices were covered that there wasn’t yet a term broad enough for all of them.
Check out my photos from the event here.
The course was organized more or less with three day workshops. We had a whole slew of world-class folks, both as presenters and as participants. Please check out the links above to read more about specifics. Topics included:
- Perennial staple crops
- Polyculture enterprise model development
- Soil biology
- Holistic Management
I’d prefer to talk about big-picture take aways.
I could be frustrated that this knowledge isn’t more widespread [we went over some truly phenomenal stuff] and that there isn’t more cohesion between the presenters [everyone put an emphasis on a different facet of regenerative agriculture, and there was even a fair amount of disagreement on the “facts”]. I guess I can just be happy that I’m riding right out front on a tsunami of integration and my surfboard’s so gnarly I won’t run into any issues. It’s going to be really interesting to watch how this new wave of culture/agriculture washes over the parched landscape of the worldview of separation.