Regenerative Farming Unearthed
Beyond Organic Farming
While organic farming focuses on what inputs to avoid, regenerative farming emphasises practices that restore, rejuvenate, and revitalise the ecosystem. It’s a holistic approach, not just about avoiding harm but actively healing
Soil Health: The Foundation
At the heart of regenerative farming is the commitment to soil health. Healthy soil sequesters carbon, retains water more effectively, and supports diverse microbial life. By employing techniques like cover cropping, no-till farming, and composting, we’re ensuring our soil remains rich and vital.
A Dynamic Ecosystem
Regenerative farming recognizes that a farm is an ecosystem with interconnected parts. Our Merino sheep play a pivotal role in this system. Their natural grazing patterns prevent overgrowth and their droppings naturally fertilise the land, enriching it with organic matter.
Through contour farming and the establishment of vegetative buffer strips, we prevent soil erosion and protect waterways from nutrient runoff. This ensures that our activities don’t harm aquatic life or lead to the deterioration of water quality in neighbouring areas.
Monoculture, or the cultivation of a single crop over an extended area, can lead to increased pest problems and soil degradation. Regenerative farming promotes crop rotation and intercropping, which not only naturally deters pests but also improves soil health and ecosystem diversity.
Building Resilient Systems
Climate change poses significant challenges to traditional farming methods. Regenerative practices, by fostering robust ecosystems, ensure that our farms can weather uncertainties, be it drought, pest infestations, or disease outbreaks.
Closing the Loop
Every component in our farming process has a purpose. Waste from one process becomes an input for another, mimicking natural cycles and ensuring that nothing goes to waste. By understanding and harnessing these connections, we’re creating a farm that is both productive and sustainable.