To reconnect with nature and our true selves through the art of a regenerative life.
A Regenerative Lifestyle
adjective | re·gen·er·a·tive | rəˈjen(ə)rədiv
tending to or characterized by regeneration, i.e.
re-creating or re-forming something
renewal, rejuvenation, revival
renewal or restoration of a body, bodily part, or biological system (such as a forest)
“Regenerative” can be applied to any process that improves and restores, rather than destroys, the resources it relies on. For example, regenerative agriculture renews and rebuilds the soil and the nutrients that are required to grow more crops in the future, rather than depleting them.
As we evolve we aim to apply regenerative processes to every facet of 96 Bangalow. Today we are building food production systems, using regenerative agricultural principles, creating nutrient dense crops and animal proteins that have a positive impact on the site and support the community access to local, healthy food.
A Vision in Action...
Creating a unique place and purpose.
Regenerative agriculture refers to any farming and grazing practices that rebuild soil organic matter and, in the process, pull down atmospheric carbon into the soil and plant biomass.
Regenerative agriculture produces the food, fiber and fuel we humans need and enjoy, WHILE helping to slow down and potentially reverse climate change.
Regenerative farming practices include:
minimal tilling of the soil, or not tilling at all
refraining from using chemical fertilizers and instead increasing fertility through cover crops, crop rotations, compost, and animal manures
well-managed animal grazing systems
agroforestry, where trees and shrubs are deliberately integrated with crops and livestock
Besides the positive climate impact, regenerative farming practices also reduce erosion, improve the soil’s capacity to percolate and hold water—therefore mitigating both drought and flooding—protect biodiversity, increase food security, and produce more nutrient-dense food and forage. Did we mention they are low-tech, low-cost in the long run, and benefit especially small farmers?