Regenerative Agriculture Can Save the Planet

Tom Newmark, Tim LaSalle, Andre Leu and other leaders in the movement discuss regenerative agriculture, as a way to rebuild soils, produce nutritious food and address the growing threat of climate change.

Can We Really Regenerate Our Soils?

Soil tests from Gabe Brown’s Ranch show soil nutrient values skyrocket far above soil on his neighbors’ farms. What’s his secret? He manages his farm like an ecosystem.

Hope Below Our Feet: Soil as a Climate Solution

Soils hold about three times more carbon than the atmosphere, and an increase in soil carbon content worldwide could close the “emissions gap” between carbon dioxide reductions pledged at the Paris Agreement of 2015 and those deemed necessary to limit warming to 2 o C or less by 2100. To meet this challenge, several international efforts to build soil carbon have been launched, with similar measures underway in the United States.

Make Our Soil Great Again

Restoring fertility to degraded agricultural soils is one of humanity’s most pressing and under-recognized natural infrastructure projects, and would pay dividends for generations to come. It’s time for a moonshot-like effort to restore the root of all prosperous civilizations: Our soil, the skin of the Earth.