I've been pondering this research from University of Minnesota. Here's the puzzle: "It’s been more than 91 years since the last crop was pulled from the soil of an old farm field that, hidden away in a science reserve just north of the Twin Cities, has been left to grow wild. But the soil still hasn’t recovered."
The conclusion? "Passively waiting for plant and animal life to return is a missed opportunity."
We have good examples of regenerative agriculture quickly - meaning years, not decades - improving soil health and biodiversity. But it requires active engagement by people. Passive isn't good enough.
Xiye Bastida imagines a beautiful vision of the future. However, we can't "conserve" or "protect" or "reduce" our way to this future. Instead we must plant, herd, plan, cooperate, and regenerate.
“Imagine how different our planet would look if we were teaching children whole systems”. This is how Kiwi, soil siren, author, and Regenerative Agriculture Coach, Nicole Masters explains transformative thinking
This is the choir you've been waiting to hear. (3.5' video)
We are early in the process of defining what it means to build a regenerative society. While the terminology will continue to evolve, we're convinced the ideas are directionally correct. We are studying, testing, plotting, and building interest, support, and resources.
Thus this newsletter, which will come out periodically with information about RASA - narrating our work - along with brief observations and links to related materials exploring innovation and the regenerative economy.
With effort, and a bit of luck, we hope support for these concepts becomes a wave sweeping the world! Check out the archive to see if this newsletter is right for you (or a friend).
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