Regenerative Agriculture is very likely the future of farming. It’s all about getting carbon back into the soil and restoring the soil – making it more fertile, more resilient, and a way healthier place for plants to grow.
Many of the resources are covered on the Soil Science page here, but here are a few extras. Including some good links to facebook groups, videos, articles and other sources of potential inspiration.
Sustainability is no longer a catchall phrase we can use when it comes to the future of our food, our health, and our soil. We need to restore them all, and they are all interrelated. We need to regenerate our soils.
Resilience.org: How to save the world. Turning a big negative into a big positive.
CNN: How regenerative agriculture could help save the planet
Re.Think Earth: Turning desert to fertile farmland on the Loess plateau
Living Maxwell: Why we should ditch sustainable and embrace regenerative
Mercola: Film reveals how industrial agriculture destroys soil
National Interest: Carbon, the secret weapon to battle climate change?
Successful farming: How carbon heals the soil
The Nation: How carbon farming can help stock climate change in its tracks
The Guardian: If you want to save the world, veganism isn’t the answer
Stuff NZ: Soil is not a dirty word in the fight for carbon capture
Grist: The secret to richer, carbon-capturing soil? Treat your microbes well
Bloomberg: How to halt global warming for $300 billion
Civil Eats (with Gabe Brown): To prevent the next dust bowl, give soil a chance
WBUR: UN Report links soil degradation to climate change
Kashmir Observer: Why wetlands are essential for life on earth
Civil Eats: Is compost the secret to making ag climate friendly?
Forbes: Dead microbes lock away carbon – what this means for climate change
Borgen Magazine: Composting in developing countries is important
Nation of Change: One solution to climate change no one is talking about
Eco Farming Daily: Understanding soil carbon dynamics
California State University: Microbes, friend or foe?
Scientific American: Can soil microbes slow climate change
The New York Times: To combat climate change, start from the ground up (with dirt)
Food Tank: 15 organisations creating healthier soil to save the planet
New York Times: World’s oceans are losing oxygen rapidly
Vimeo: Farmer’s footprint. Regeneration, the beginning
Dr Mike Lehman: 15 trillion labourers
Center for Food Safety: Soil solutions to climate problems
IFOAM – Organics International: Let’s be honest about the state of our soils
Soil Food Web School: Building structure
Phil Gregory: The magic of soil
PHC Film: Soil is a living organism
University of California TV: Soil matters
Alan Savory: How to green the world’s deserts and reverse climate change
Vox: How humans disrupted a cycle essential to all life
Guardian: How soil offers hope for the climate crisis
NOFAMASS: Put carbon back where it belongs, in the soil
4 per 1000: Soils for food security and climate
TEDx Canberra: Charlie Massy. How regenerative farming can help heal the planet
FAO: Soil 101
More about microbes
Quantum magazine: Soil’s microbial market shows the ruthless side of forests
Future Directions: Living soils. The role of microorganisms in soil health
EM New Zealand: The contribution of actinomycetes
BBC Earth: Plants talk to each other using an internet of fungus
National Geographic: How trees secretly talk to each other in the forest
California Academy of Science: The living soil beneath our feet
IPPC: Land degradation
UC Davis: Compost key to sequestering carbon in the soil
NRDC: Microbes matter. What the biodiversity report means for soil
Phys Org: New paper points to soil pore structure as key to carbon storage
The carbon cycle / SOC
NASA Earth Observatory: The carbon cycle
Soil Quality Australia: Total organic carbon