"Regenerative food and farming is the new gold standard for climate and environmentally friendly agriculture and land use across the world."
While these ideas are certainly worth the effort, huge difficulties await us all. Climate change will be nasty.
It is wonderful to see mention of permaculture and similar work here at CD.
It is surprisingly easy to get started, even with little experience. Lots of information is available now, much of it even free, both about large general principles and specific, DIY how-to instructions for particular projects and methods. People do successful work in urban patios, suburban backyards, and in deserts. People do good work from the equator to as far pole-ward as Iceland. People work alone, in businesses, and in community, as they prefer or are able.
A few clips, for your interest:
- A desert site, “Greening the Desert,” Geoff Lawton: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xcZS7arcgk
- Reclaimed hillsides: Lessons of the Loess Plateau. John Liu. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QUSIJ80n50
- Suburban renovation: Village Homes, Davis, CA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmFVxPjG2JI
- Cool-Temperate forest slopes: Sepp Holzer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsPCY05nM78
- Subtropical grain and orchard: Masanobu Fukuoka: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DA98_poGmM8
- 300-Year Old Tropical Food forest: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZO0Nco2t5g
- 2000-Year-Old-Desert Food Forest: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKIgqa49rMc
- A food forest in the Bronx: https://www.nytimes.com/video/us/100000005396311/swale-food-forest-bronx-permaculture.html
But regenerative agriculture also works against climate change. It sequesters carbon in large amounts, reduces needs for transport and other emissions, and frees individuals from the large globalist economy that drives climate change as well as pollution, drought, war, and–well, the whole familiar list.
It is effective direct action that needs surprisingly little business dollars, government permissions, or even political consensus.
Excellent article. The issue of inequality on all levels drives immigration without doing anything to solve it. We export our worst traits and immigrants learn them when they come here. Environmental stewardship should be the basis of all agreements or at least a portion of any agreement.
Increasingly, climate change is becoming the largest driver of immigration. Couple that with “inequality” and the growing movement against immigrants, and a nightmare awaits. We ain’t seen nothin’ yet.
I agree, Puerto Rico is a good example of global exploitation policies meeting climate change laying bare exactly what is going wrong. I see that as an opportunity for change. The mayor of San Juan sees clearly that they need to include sustainable practice in their rebuilding. This is the most important lesson in my opinion. Migration where I live is troubling for various ecological reasons because there is little reciprocity. Maybe we will start planning for this in a better way.
If only? if only we could put people before big agr profits, chemical mfg profits et al before the dignity of the human race.
The Sepp Holzer video is terrific. Thanks for the list. Copied for future viewing!
Thank you, bard, for these great links. Very hopeful that this knowledge is still preserved!
“Forced Migration” ? 90% of migration out of rural areas is by choice, to take one’s chances in “the big city”, as has been the case for over 100 years in the U.S. and Western Europe, and for the last 40 years at least in the rest of the world. The issue is the great attraction of global mass culture, not the fiscal reticence of the young to remain with parents and grandparents on the land.
Never forget that progressives have claimed for decades that only by moving to dense urban areas can the children of suburbanites truly experience world culture. The same applies even more to residents of world agricultural areas.