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Regenerative farming update

In the words of Mike Taitoko of Calm the Farm "regenerative farming globally is a freight train that has left the station - and is only going one way". It seems like there is growing momentum that will shift farming away from extractive industrial farming. Here are some highlights from the last few months. Regenerative … Continue reading Regenerative farming update

Marine permaculture for Tai Tokerau?

Tai Tokerau is a slim peninsula about 320 km long. The Northland Region has 3200 kms of coastline and harbour shoreline, including the Kaipara Harbour, which has the longest shoreline of any harbour in the world. Our marine ecosystems range from the pristine Poor Knights Islands, to the degraded waterways in our harbours. 700,000 tonnes … Continue reading Marine permaculture for Tai Tokerau?

New water paradigm

Here is a superb animation that captures the importance of the water cycle in climate change. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8B4tST8ti8 It is based on the work of Charles Eisenstein in his book, Climate, a New Story. He warns against "carbon reductionism" and states that to reverse climate disruption "the most urgent priority is to protect and restore soil, … Continue reading New water paradigm

Is it possible to have healthy environments and a healthy economy?

Among the grand delusions that we suffer from is the idea that we can have a successful economy, or an undegraded environment, but not both. Our environment is sacrificed in the pursuit of economic progress. But if we look into our history, we can see that environmental destruction has led to economic and often, societal … Continue reading Is it possible to have healthy environments and a healthy economy?

Calm the Farm launched

In a major step forward for regenerative farming, the Calm the Farm website was launched on 10 March. The website aims to support the transition to regenerative agriculture in New Zealand. Regenerative farming is the most direct way to restore water quality. It also sequesters carbon and supports direct cooling of the land, improves food … Continue reading Calm the Farm launched