Monoculture vs Polyculture is a big topic in farming circles today. If you look at nature you can see that it is natural for different plants to work together and benefit each other. The most well know human designed polyculture or guild is the Three Sisters, the Native Americans used this guild to produce corn, beans, and squash. The corn acts like a trellis for the beans and the squash act as a ground cover. Using this method they could produce more with less space, work less, and grow more nutrient dense foods.
These Soil Carbon Cowboys were faced with crop failure and came out ahead of the game. They started practicing sustainable and regenerative methods of land management and are now building the carbon in their soil which is good for their business and the environment!
In One Hundred Thousand Beating Hearts Will Harris the owner of White Oak Pastures, tells us the evolution of his farm to a Regenerative Agriculture practice. This guy is the change we need to see more of in agriculture and this video is very well made and is one of the best regenerative agriculture videos I’ve seen.
Kirsten Dirksen travels around the world documenting examples of sustainable living and her Dryland Homestead Hacks with Brad Lancaster is one of her best videos yet! It is just shy of an hour long but at no point was I bored, every second is filled with great information and ideas for any dryland climate. Brad Lancaster is a genius when it comes to rainwater harvesting watch the video and see for yourself.
Vandana Shiva is amazing, she’s a Doctor, an Eco-Activist, and my Hero! She’s a brilliant scientist who became Monsanto’s worst nightmare and a rock star of the international sustainable food movement.
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What is Permaculture? Well this is what I used to tell them “Permaculture is a design science for your life, based upon the highest ethical standards. It includes environmental design, integrated water resource management, and regenerative agricultural systems modeled from natural ecosystems.” It’s what get’s me out of bed ever morning!
Now I tell them that “Permaculture is a holistic approach to land and life design!” it’s also what get’s me out of bed ever morning!