BCFM’s Peace and Justice Committee: Quaker Earthcare Witness Workshop “Regenerative Agriculture: Sustainable is Not Enough”

May 7, 2023 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Carol Barta, QEW Steering Committee

Why is sustainable not enough in the world of agriculture? What will it take to produce nutrient dense food on healthy soil?  Regenerative agriculture is a systems approach to restoring the health of our food system.  Over the course of the last four decades a growing number of farmers and ranchers have risked, stumbled and learned how to build healthy soil and healthy profits for their farms by going against the conventional wisdom.  Along the way they discovered that healthy soil is the basis for a healthy ecosystem and potentially a healthy planet. We’ll explore the component parts of regenerative agriculture and discuss why whole-system-thinking is the best way to feed the world.