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WATCH: Regenerative Agriculture – #SolutionsWatch

We all know the problem of The Future of Food. So, who’s ready for the solution? Today on #SolutionsWatch, James examines regenerative agriculture, one of the solutions that is already being used to wean us off the industrialized factory farming system and back toward a healthy relationship with our food…and with the earth itself.

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sandy
sandy
Jun 22, 2024 4:44 PM

A good link pertinent to the article.

https://organicconsumers.org/

Gavin
Gavin
Jun 24, 2024 8:18 PM
Reply to  sandy

Thanks for that, the good people at the Organic Consumers Website have actually shared some of my work in the past, here is the link to where they shared my past article:

https://organicconsumers.org/23-reasons-you-should-start-a-garden-in-2023-2/

sandy
sandy
Jun 22, 2024 4:22 PM

Yes. These are among the things we can actively support and advance as solutions to centralized corporate control. Here of food. The re-localize movement, permaculture, urban gardens, local food, organic, pastured/toxics-free farming and ranching, plus a whole lot more ideas that the 99% can engage in and deploy to defund the 1%’s totalitarian grasp on society. There are so many decentralized policy ideas out there, related to every sector of life on Earth. We just need to start discussion, vetting and refining them and then deploying them ourselves as protection from the centralized theft schemes of the 1%. At the root though, is recreating protected freedom to act independently that has been/is being stolen from Humanity. Like Regenerative Ag, the solutions to all problems are holistic, non-linear system design. All the groundwork has been done by many brilliant people. We just need to focus on those solutions + 99% will-to-succeed… Read more »

Bryan
Bryan
Jun 22, 2024 6:33 PM
Reply to  sandy

I agree with your sentiment, but do you really think that >1% of the population is the only percentile robbing the soil of fertility, and us of our spontaneity? For socio-ecologic context: we in the UK were already degenerating our soil fertility by the beginning of the 19th century. So much so that we were robbing the Irish of their soil fertility, desecrating the battlefields of Europe, importing Peruvian guano in order to replenish what we had already despoiled. So much so that the groundbreaking (!!!) soil scientist Leibig called it an organised robbery system (Raubsystem). Before that there was a ~200y tree famine, right up to the point we learned to harness coal, fire, and steam…. which did nothing to lessen the impact on biomass, as noted by Jevons (aka the “Jevons Paradox”)… and the population was around 11m back then. So: how will 67.3m of us on soil… Read more »

sandy
sandy
Jun 24, 2024 8:50 PM
Reply to  Bryan

The 1%, the elite, the PTB or the SYSTEM, whatever one wants to call it, have been the entity that creates and implements public policy, without our input, consent or authority. This capitalist authoritarian civilization has become absolutely rogue from sanity post WW2. It is not blaming them. It’s pinning cause on the generating engine. Taking in all elections, only around 40% of eligible voters vote. A vote only approves Haole 1 or Haole 2 to be YOUR Haole that makes policy in accordance with the aforementioned rat class’s demands for profit empire. We are relegated to nothings. My experience is when people are fully informed and engaged in vetting the situation to produce a collective best benefit, common sense and rationality rules the day. We need to focus on creating that problem solving environment to self-rule Humanity while restricting poverty and wealth from extremes creating disaster.

Bryan
Bryan
Jun 25, 2024 8:39 AM
Reply to  sandy

With some qualification, I agree. However, the problem remains: how will 67m survive in the UK? Remember, the land was previously made more profitable–for primary accumulation as a pre-capitalist phase–by Enclosure and Clearance… which led to the knock-on effect of settler-colonialism and the theft of Other’s land and the genocide of superfluous Unpeople. There is no more land to appropriate, which is why fertility everywhere is degenerating. All of which occurred before WW2. The UK–as the other overdeveloped High Income Countries–got its high levels of material wealth from elsewhere, the net effect of which is and was totalised accumulative degeneration of the earth’s ecology. We created poverty by importing their surplus and displacing them from their land in order to increase our net economic gain. Calling it wealth ignores its parasitoid nature which we embodied. If we took less there would be less poverty, less environmental degradation, less wealth. and… Read more »

sandy
sandy
Jun 26, 2024 7:57 PM
Reply to  Bryan

My response is that the root problem is the linear and exploitative policies of the authoritarian capitalist elite that have been running the world this way for 500 years. Their total braindead obsolete method and content of public pollicy (everything) has brought Humanity to the brink in every category of practice. We must remove them from authority-to-decide and replace them with us, via direct democracy of acceptable consensus form, and policy that approaches every problem from a holistic systems design that reverts centralzed control to localized autonomous control. Refugees can return to regions of origin when holistic solutions dictate the West get out of foreign exploitation and war empire mode, and we turn to facilitating indigenous self sufficiency everywhere on Earth. Humanity, sans Bad Parent tyrants, would have been doing this naturally all along. It’s up to us to openly advocate to this solution and make it so through the… Read more »

purgatorium
purgatorium
Jun 22, 2024 1:03 PM

back in the pending blacklist, got a note from your supervisor i guess?

purgatorium
purgatorium
Jun 22, 2024 12:59 PM

Nice, can I have some land with road access please

Bryan
Bryan
Jun 22, 2024 11:41 AM

Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes to life-affirmation grounded in the earth… <soil not oil>…. But, and it is a very big BUT… we cannot just relocalise any regenerative agronomics alone—because ALL economics is ultimately agronomics—we have to reduce the other 99% of the globalised economy down to the bioagronomic base or basal biocapacity in order to regenerate the fertility of the earth we have plundered in the last few hundred years… <regrowth is degrowth>… bye-bye to the whole of the degenerative market-economic anthropogenesis. A truly socio-ecological bioagronomic, agroecologic, “syntropic” permaculture oecosystem can only go hand-in-hand within the food-market, and never, ever the free-market. The ecology-free market-economic excesses of production and consumption of private property was an is a totalised rejection of any ecologic “basal” or “universal metabolism” of the earth. The rejection of the ecologic agricultural base, and the urbanisation of the “post-ecologic” libidinal economy was and is the primary source… Read more »

Pete S
Pete S
Jun 22, 2024 10:52 AM

This is one of the best videos Corbett has done in his solutions watch series, it can’t be easy for a laymen to define something as nebulous as Regenerative Agriculture. There still seems to be some confusion amongst the comments, although I believe RegenAg started in the Permaculture movement (Darren Doherty) it is not permacultre per se. Permaculture is primarily based on Ethics, an ethical design science to produce permanent-agriculture, permanent culture. RegenAg could be described as broadscale permaculture, but it is primarily based on economics, utilising the most ecomonical methods to build topsoil and produce healthy crops. Many of the tools used in RegenAg have much deeper roots, actively aerated compost tea (AACT) can be traced back to Rudolf Steiner and Biodynamics, but very few RegenAg practitioners bury a cow horn filled with manure from a lactating cow to make a seed compost to brew AACT. 21st century Science… Read more »

Johnny
Johnny
Jun 22, 2024 11:03 AM
Reply to  Pete S

Excellent advice Pete.

Thom 9
Thom 9
Jun 22, 2024 12:25 PM
Reply to  Pete S

Thanks for this post!

purgatorium
purgatorium
Jun 22, 2024 1:02 PM
Reply to  Pete S

Do you have a link with more details please?

Pete S
Pete S
Jun 22, 2024 2:34 PM
Reply to  purgatorium

If you give me some more context I can give more specific resources, are you a gardener, market gardener, arable farmer, pasture farmer, mixed farmer, or just generally interested? Would you like info on specific resources, AACT, KNF etc?

Here’s Dan Kittridges seminar on High Bionutrient Crop Production (9 parts) which is a brilliant general primer, it goes pretty in depth, his channel is a massive resource on it’s own, have a browse of the video library.

Gavin
Gavin
Jun 24, 2024 8:41 PM
Reply to  Pete S

Thank you for this very informative and perspicacious comment.

If you were to characterize and describe Regenerative Agroforestry, Syntropic Farming and the Food Forest design techniques (that were utilized by the indigenous peoples of Turtle Island for centuries- millennia prior to contact with Europeans) in relation to Permaculture and Regenerative Agriculture, how would you describe those practices, techniques and mindsets? And how do they relate to each other?

My next book is going to be aimed at offering practical and scalable temperate climate focused regenerative agroforestry and food design information that offers a full “seed to table and “seed to apothecary” journey for growing one’s own food and medicine in the context of a multi-layered forest ecosystem.

I look forward to learning more about your work on these topics in the future.

Pete S
Pete S
Jun 25, 2024 2:21 AM
Reply to  Gavin

RegenAg Forestry has a lot of potential, I believe intelligently designed and managed timber and/or fruit/nut crops in rows between conventinal organic crops and/or pasture would benefit the wider eco system in many ways, and provide a resiliant sustainable income for the farmer, it would be ideal to design such systems on watershed scales, although difficult in the modern system of land ownership. I know Darren Doherty is working on a large scale project in N.India where they’re planting 5 million trees! My biggest project was a 7 acre site with only 4500 trees, 500 of which were incorporated as a food forest, it was a logistical conundrum, rather than a design problem, I can’t imagine the logistics for 5 millon! I hope his project is is being recorded, I’d love to see how it develops. I find Syntropic Farming very interesting, it seems especially suitable for regenerating particularly degraded… Read more »

niko
niko
Jun 22, 2024 10:20 AM

Regenerative Lab Culture

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Thom 9
Thom 9
Jun 22, 2024 12:26 PM
Reply to  niko

This guy wouldn’t even make good compost…way too toxic!

Rolling Rock
Rolling Rock
Jun 22, 2024 3:32 PM
Reply to  niko

If he is hoping for immortality, it doesn’t look like that meat suit has much mileage left in it.

All that money and can’t afford a gym membership?

niko
niko
Jun 22, 2024 9:11 PM
Reply to  Rolling Rock

He looks a bit like the avatar I got stuck with here in OG, fresh from the lab.

Johnny Johnny
Johnny Johnny
Jun 23, 2024 5:52 AM
Reply to  niko

More like Beluga, Dom Perignon and truffles.

les online
les online
Jun 22, 2024 6:02 AM

Recently US president Biden went a-wandering from a gathering
of VIPs, and was lassoed back into the pack by an Italian Cowgirl…
We’re told subsequently “It didnt happen ! The footage was Deep
Fake, generated by AI.”…
And there’s also the claim that Israeli PMs psychiatrist of 9 years
suicided, a claim subsequently dismissed as ‘being generated by AI.”
Could it be that the use of ‘dis-information’ has begun to lose its
usefulness, and we’ll be hearing more actual facts being countered
by the claim they were generated by AI ?

les online
les online
Jun 22, 2024 3:55 AM

If you’re going to the Paris Olympics (26 July – 11 August)
remember, Paris can get awfully hot that time of year…
Remember: In 1911 a Heat Wave killed 41,000 over 70 days…
If it gets too hot, if a heat wave occurs during The Olympics, no doubt
claims that Global Warming (aka – Climate Change) is to blame will
abound, and will be believed, ably assisted by Historical Amnesia…

https://notrickszone.com/2019/07/02/frances-70-day-heat-wave-of-1911-killed-41000-in-uninterrupted-heat-most-were-babies/

tonyopmoc
tonyopmoc
Jun 22, 2024 2:09 AM

Don’t get Jabbed, but even if you did. most of the clot shots were effectively blanks, and had no effect..

davetherave
davetherave
Jun 23, 2024 9:07 AM
Reply to  tonyopmoc

All of the ‘died suddenly’ where asymptomatic!!
Your a idiot Tony

Johnny
Johnny
Jun 22, 2024 12:39 AM

Here in Australia, we call it Permaculture.

Conceived by Bill Mollison and David Holmgren back in the 70s, it has been adopted and adapted all around the world, because it works on both small and large food supply systems.

In a nutshell, it’s a design method where one allows the landscape, nature and the weather to guide how the land is utilised.

A veritable glut of information can be found on the www.

Edward Bernaysauce
Edward Bernaysauce
Jun 22, 2024 2:21 AM
Reply to  Johnny

FKA – Agriculture…

Edward Bernaysauce
Edward Bernaysauce
Jun 22, 2024 2:23 AM

an offshoot of which is Hugelkultur- if you use twigs…
😉

mgeo
mgeo
Jun 22, 2024 8:57 AM
Reply to  Johnny

I doubt they conceived it. Rural farmers across the world have been doing it forever, based on local conditions, resources and crops.

Johnny
Johnny
Jun 22, 2024 11:08 AM
Reply to  mgeo

Permaculture also integrates things like solar passive house design, compost toilets, woodlots and small scale animal farming.
The whole box and dice, so to speak.

Erik Nielsen
Erik Nielsen
Jun 22, 2024 3:56 PM
Reply to  mgeo

Well, the problem is we cant feed and deed 10 mio in NYC with compost toilets, chicken shit, solar energy and Permanent culture, unless you want these people out of the way. Dreaming.https://youtu.be/B885n08hOmw

Paul Prichard
Paul Prichard
Jun 21, 2024 10:14 PM

Your alternative update on #COVID19 for 2024-06-19. Alzheimers up 22.5% and MCI up 238% . Kansas is suing Pfizer over safety and efficacy claims of its jab (blog, gab, tweet, pic1, pic2, pic3, pic4).

NickM
NickM
Jun 22, 2024 7:09 AM
Reply to  Paul Prichard

From your Link (search “Kansas”) “Andrew Bridgen @ABridgen) The state of Kansas is suing Pfizer over the safety and efficacy claims of its MRNA Covid injections. The action accuses Pfizer of “falsely representing the benefits of its COVID-19 vaccine while concealing and suppressing the truth about its vaccine’s safety risks.” (tweet).” That’s the way to go. Use the Law. Pay a good Lawyer to take your case to a true judge and expose false judgments. “Thou shalt not utter false judgment” — The Good Book. I doubt whether any regime (eg, Westminster) has the right to override due process of Law by pardoning in advance any act of Medical Malfeance due to administration of a Dodgy Vaxx. Take Oxford/Zeneca to court. “Jun 13, 2022The AstraZeneca [alleged] vaccine is [allegedly] safe and effective at protecting people from the [allegedly] extremely serious risks of COVID-19, including death, hospitalization and severe disease. Read… Read more »

mgeo
mgeo
Jun 22, 2024 9:00 AM
Reply to  NickM

Always deflect blame from the government. If you must, blame a business.

Thom 9
Thom 9
Jun 21, 2024 7:15 PM

Also see bio-dynamic farming (agriculture)…
https://www.biodynamics.com/steiner.html

Erik Nielsen
Erik Nielsen
Jun 22, 2024 4:07 PM
Reply to  Thom 9

It was Ghandi’s ideas too. Small self-sustaining communities. Nothing can beat such a country. But off course the big usury bankers didnt like it.