April 18, 2020

THE REGENERATIVE HOUR: Normalising working close to nature

THE REGENERATIVE HOUR: Normalising working close to nature

In the 16th episode of The Regenerative Hour, Sara Schmude from Impact Ag Partners in New South Wales, Australia, talks about the growing impact of regenerative agriculture in the country and around the world.

Sara has been involved in community development via regenerating the land for many years. Her passion for this as a way of surviving the climate emergency shines brightly. Her and two of her adjoining neighbours work their farms as a co-operative, and they are pioneers in this field in Australia. They are all committed to regenerative farming practices, and they share the work as well as their equipment.

→ The Facebook group Sara Schmude started two years ago – where 11,000 people now are sharing ideas, knowledge and experience – is called the Regenerative Agriculture Group


“Why can’t we do this collectively and get a better outcome for our land?”
~ Sara Schmude, in The Regenerative Hour


Geoff Lawton: Permaculture Online

After the interview with Sara, we listen to two excerpts from Geoff Lawton‘s extensive and inspirational video production about permaculture.

First “Permaculture: Positive Change for a World in Crisis” – and then Part 3 of a series of videos on DiscoverPermaculture.com called Permaculture’s Origin Story: Mollison’s PDM. Oh, and Nature

There is so much we can learn, and people like Geoff Lawton is putting it all out there. As long as we have a corona-lockdown, if there ever was a good time to get started, it would be now.

Farming Sustainably with Regenerative Agriculture – Restoring Paradise

“Regenerative agriculture offers a future for sustainable farming of meat in line with nature’s needs, by using holistic management and organic/biodynamic practices and even sequestering carbon in the soil – so important in our response to our climate crisis. At Mangarara, in New Zealand’s beautiful Hawke’s Bay, Greg Hart and his family are in the process of restoring 1500 acres of land, conventionally farmed for over 150 years, into the paradise it once was.” 

Just a couple of days ago, Happen Films released its latest documentary film on youtube, called “Incredibly Abundant 1-Acre Permaculture Homestead Tour – Limestone Permaculture Farm Revisit”

Happen Film’s channel on Youtube

Meet regenerative agriculture coach Jono Frew

Happen Film lockdown podcast
Happen Films just started a new podcast, both on youtube and in your podcast player, “Community Resilience in a Time of Pandemic with Artist as Family” is the title of their first episode.

Community Resilience in a Time of Pandemic with Artist as Family

In Happen Film’s very first podcast episode Meg and Patrick of Artist as Family join us for a conversation on community resilience and the opportunities for change that the pandemic presents.

Rob Greenfield: Being the (Radical) Change You Wish to See in the World

Happen Films Podcast on Apple.com


A definition for regenerative agriculture

“Regenerative Agriculture is a system of farming principles and practices that increases biodiversity, enriches soils, improves watersheds, and enhances ecosystem services.

Regenerative Agriculture aims to capture carbon in soil and aboveground biomass, reversing current global trends of atmospheric accumulation.

At the same time, it offers increased yields, resilience to climate instability, and higher health and vitality for farming and ranching communities.    

The system draws from decades of scientific and applied research by the global communities of organic farming, agroecology, Holistic Management, and agroforestry.”

www.regenerativeagriculturedefinition.com


Geoff Lawton

All About Weeds

“A video that really struck me a while ago now was Geoff Lawton’s interview of a Palestinian refugee named Abla – through education she has transformed a desert site in a short space of time into a food oasis. Geoff and his teachings are awe inspiring.”  
~ Sara Schmude

Permaculture in the Desert

The Environmental Cowboy on regenerative agriculture

Regenerative ‘classics’ on Youtube

“The most important word in today’s world is ‘together’.”
~ Jan Eliasson, UN Deputy Secretary-General

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This short documentary film was produced in New Zealand in 20173 April 2020 No Till Farming Presented by Tobin No-Till – 2015 Gaining Ground: Successful No-till Farmers Tell Their Stories – 2017 Conservation agriculture in Zambia – 2012 Introduction to Conservation Agriculture Cropping Systems – 2012