How cool is that? Eating great food from local, regenerative farms is not just good for you, it is good for the climate.
If the case for local, regenerative farms like The Wegener Farm being the future of food was not clear before, this might seal the deal. Some studies are showing that carbon sequestration as a result of regenerative agriculture practices could actually change the world!
Regenerative agriculture is a philosophy more than it is a standard, and it goes well beyond just being organic. Typically, these farms, like our farm, seek to give more back to the earth than they take in terms of the soil food web. We believe that soil biology is the key to sustainable agriculture, and we do things to encourage that biology and the micro-organisms and fungi in it. This means removing detrimental practices like synthetic fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides, and heavy tillage. We also implement practices that raise organic matter in the soil (low-to-no till, compost amendment, cover cropping) which, coincidentally, also sequester more carbon in the soil. Could this really be significant? Well, it seems rational…more plant matter in the soil means less carbon in the air, and studies back this up. Here a few if you really want to geek out:
In addition to sequestering carbon, our system also creates less CO2 to start with. We use less fuel because we are human-scaled, we don’t use chemicals that require intensive use of fossil fuels to create, and our produce does not need to be shipped on CO2-creating trucks from California or Mexico.
So, help to save the planet--eat The Wegener Farm produce!