The Sustainable Agriculture & Forestry Scholarship Endowment Fund

Healthy Soil = Cornerstone of Life

Nutritious and

Healthy Food

Clean Water

Clean Air

Sustainable Food & Fiber Production

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Healthy

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DEPENDS ON

DEPENDS ON

Regenerative

Farming

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Gardening

Methods

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Healthy

Soil

DEPENDS

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ALL

DEPENDS

ON

Pollinators

“Essentially, all life depends upon the soil…

There can be no life without soil and no soil without life; They have evolved together.”

—Dr. Charles E. Kellogg, USDA Yearbook of Agriculture, 1938

The following pages describes the issues

Regenerative Agriculture is a holistic land management practice that leverages the power of photosynthesis in plants to close the carbon cycle, and build soil health, crop resilience and nutrient density. Regenerative agriculture improves soil health, primarily through the practices that increase soil organic matter. This not only aids in increasing soil biota diversity and health, but increases biodiversity both above and below the soil surface, while increasing both water holding capacity and sequestering carbon at greater depths, thus drawing down climate-damaging levels of atmospheric CO2, and improving soil structure to reverse civilization-threatening human-caused soil loss. Research continues to reveal the damaging effects to soil from tillage, applications of agricultural chemicals and salt based fertilizers, and carbon mining. Regenerative Agriculture reverses this paradigm to build for the future.

From: http://regenerationinternational.org