Consistently sustainable

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Always consistently organic, in the vineyard, in the cellar and beyond.
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Regenerative agriculture

Regenerative agriculture is a systems approach to farming that promotes soil health by supporting biodiversity, above and also below ground, to return carbon and nutrients to the soil.

Biodiversity is the main driver of soil carbon sequestration and many other benefits to farms and ecosystems [25]. Soil organic carbon and the soil organic matter in which it resides are critical to plant growth by mediating soil aggregation, temperature, water infiltration and retention, and nutrient cycling. Soil organic matter also supports ecosystem services: Reducing erosion, filtering pollutants, and providing habitat and food for various species. Without sufficient organic matter, soil cannot support microbial life or plant life without large amounts of imported inputs.

Two-thirds of conventional maize and wheat soils are enriched to less than two percent organic matter [12], which limits yields and requires the introduction of chemical inputs.

This is life-sustaining food production that ignores the enormous potential for creating healthy food by healing the land.

But there is another way, as J.I.Rodal, a founder of the organic movement in America, wrote on a blackboard in 1942:

Healthy soil = Healthy food = Healthy people

Crops and pasture can be regenerated, soil organic matter can be recovered and soil life can thrive again - through regenerative agriculture.

While regenerative agriculture needs to be a place-based, tailored systems approach, there are several practices that are interconnected. However, these practices are not automatically regeneration - they are a starting point, not the end point.

Minimum regenerative agricultural practices that support soil carbon sequestration include:

Diversification of crop rotations 
Cultivation of root crops, foundations and perennials?
retain harvest residues
Use of natural fertilizer sources, such as compost
Use of high-input grazing and/or integration of crops and livestock
Reduction of tillage frequency and depth
Elimination of synthetic chemicals

Regenerative agriculture focuses on outcomes and practices that ensure results: these are interconnected.

Practices support soil life and minimize erosion by retaining biomass from a variety of organisms and animals, such as roots, shoots, and microbes that cooperate and sequester carbon.

While most practices that allow carbon sequestration in the soil are associated with regeneration.

Farm systems are "best management practices" that can be adapted to any type of farm.

However, supporting soil life is not as simple as adding a single practice; the synergies of interrelated practices, are key to biodiversity sequestering carbon in the soil [27].

SOIL CARBON SEQUESTRATION

Soil carbon sequestration means maximizing atmospheric carbon dioxide removal and minimizing soil carbon losses.

For soil carbon sequestration to occur, all soil organic carbon must be sequestered and derived from the atmospheric carbon pool and can be transformed into soil organic matter by plants, plant debris, microbial residues, and other organic solids [28]. Soil organic matter consists of about 50% of soil organic carbon [29].

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  1. PHOTOSYNTHESIS
    During photosynthesis, plants convert carbon dioxide (a gas) into sugars (carbohydrate molecules).
  2. NUTRIENT METABOLISM
    This plant carbon enters the soil in the form of litter or root exudation. Soil microorganisms (fungi) and bacteria live in association with plant roots and decompose these organic compounds. During decomposition, nutrients are released (nitrogen, phosphorus, sulfur, etc.) to support plant growth.
  3. CARBON CAPTURE
    Microbial necromass (dead microbial biomass) can be stored in organo-mineral associations or microaggregation. This physically protected stable carbon is mostly of microbial origin.
  4. RESTORING THE BALANCE
    Increasing the number of microorganisms in the soil helps rebalance carbon levels, leading to healthier soil, healthier food, and a healthier plan.

From the farm to the fork

The farm-to-fork strategy is at the heart of the European Green Deal
Aim's to make food systems fair, healthy and environmentally friendly.

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"Regenerative for Soil Health and Carbon Sequestration" and "Carbon Sequestration - How it works".
of "REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE and the SOIL CARBON SOLUTION", authored by: Jeff Moyer, Andrew Smith, PhD, Yichao Rui, PhD, Jennifer Hayden, PhD, September 2020, Rodale Institute

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