Benefits

Benefits to landowners include:

  • an agreed-upon share of the harvest
  • improved value, beauty, and sustainability of the landscape through growing forests and orchards of high-quality food crops
  • meeting agricultural tax status requirements

Positive environmental impacts  of this type of agriculture include:

  • improved soil
  • improved water quality
  • improved wildlife habitat
  • carbon sequestration
  • increased biodiversity

Positive impacts on our community include:

  • increasing resilience and food security
  • generating and maintaining local wealth as producers and processors
  • mentoring new young farmers
  • maintaining the aesthetics and relevancy of the rural landscape
  • creating access to crop varieties adapted to chemical-free practices and local conditions.

There has recently been a surge of interest in growing crops by working with, rather than against, nature. It is as apparent as ever that we need food systems that are resilient and adaptable to climatic shifts, that rebuild and hold soil, that pull carbon out of the atmosphere, that don’t depend on chemicals and continuous energy input, that transfer stability and true wealth across generations. We are working toward a regenerative agriculture and culture.

 

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