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We Need Regenerative Farming, Not Geoengineering

We Need Regenerative Farming, Not Geoengineering | Biomimicry | Scoop.it

"The mindset behind geoengineering stands in sharp contrast to an emerging ecological, systems approach taking shape in the form of regenerative agriculture. More than a mere alternative strategy, regenerative agriculture represents a fundamental shift in our culture’s relationship to nature. Regenerative agriculture comprises an array of techniques that rebuild soil and, in the process, sequester carbon. Typically, it uses cover crops and perennials so that bare soil is never exposed, and grazes animals in ways that mimic animals in nature. It also offers ecological benefits far beyond carbon storage: it stops soil erosion, remineralises soil, protects the purity of groundwater and reduces damaging pesticide and fertiliser runoff."

 

Photo details: Abandoned Bailer Johnson Road. Copyright © 2009, Alan D. Wilson. http://www.naturespicsonline.com

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Max Hardy's curator insight, March 28, 9:24 PM

Great story. If you are into systems theory, appreciative inquiry and ecology, then check this out. Yes, we can become collective smarter about so many things. 

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Green Fuel is Possible with Artificial Ecosystems

Green Fuel is Possible with Artificial Ecosystems | Biomimicry | Scoop.it

"For algae to power our cars and planes, production needs to be low carbon and cost effective, which means working with natural processes, not against them, say scientists."

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It’s the Ecology Stupid! On the Economic Value of Nature

It’s the Ecology Stupid! On the Economic Value of Nature | Biomimicry | Scoop.it

"In this exclusive piece, Sunday Times bestselling author and former Friends of the Earth UK Director, Tony Juniper, attacks the common perception that Nature exists separately from our current economic system. For after all, what has Nature really done for us?"

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