Growing Life: Regenerating Farming and Ranching

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Acres U.S.A., Incorporated, 15 ago 2021 - 242 pagine
As modern farming and ranching evolve away from mass consolidation and industrialization, a new strategy is rapidly emerging: regenerative agriculture. These new systems being implemented across the globe require a shift in the mindset of the land manager and operator, away from being primarily reliant on external inputs such as fertilizers and pesticides, and toward reliance on knowledge, measurement and management. In this first-of-its-kind book, André Leu casts aside judgment of our agriculture system today, and invites all to start moving a positive direction that focuses on growing abundant life. Inside this book, the first in a series, you will explore the fundamentals of regenerative agriculture, including specific, proven steps designed to grow healthy food, while regenerating our natural resources like clean water, soil and air.Readers will also learn:? the role of photosynthesis in a farming system;? successful tactics for ground cover and weed management;? soil health and nutrition;? building functional biodiversity; and? implementation and execution tactics.Includes a helpful appendix on vetted, natural inputs. Plus, enjoy inspiring pieces inside by Gary Zimmer, author of Biological Farmer, and Vandana Shiva, global author and advocate for natural, family farming.

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André Leu is a practicing farmer and the International Director of Regeneration International, an organization that promotes food, farming and land-use systems that regenerate and stabilize climate systems, the health of the planet and people. Regeneration International has more than 370 partners in 70 countries and works with numerous agricultural systems such as agroecology, organic, permaculture, ecological agriculture, holistic grazing, biological agriculture, organic agriculture and agroforestry. Besides his two other books titled Poisoning our Children (2018) and The Myths of Safe Pesticides (2014), his work shows up in television, magazines universities, institutions and workshops around the world, including the United Nations. André and his wife, Julia, own and manage an organic tropical fruit farm in Daintree, in Australia.

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