It’s unfortunate that we must disclose this term has become the latest buzzword with any agricultural practitioner, corporation, or individual being able to put their own definition on it.
In its simplest non-arbitrary definition, Regenerative Agriculture goes beyond sustainability.
You can call it “Restorative Agriculture” as well, but generally speaking it is practices that enhance, contribute-to, and add-to, rather than just sustaining the natural resources.
We believe you cannot actually say you are regenerative without setting a definition of what it is, creating benchmarks for that definition, and then measuring, monitoring, and transparently reporting those metrics.
As this term becomes more and more popular, be sure to conduct your due-diligence; there will be many charlatans.
We take Regenerative and Restorative Agriculture a step further. Because we are not just some smoke-and-mirrors, cheap marketing, dog-and-pony show, our proprietary program The 5x5x5 is as follows:
- 5 Soil Health Principles (as developed by the Natural Resource Conservation Services)
- 5 Universal Practices to Implement those principles
- 5 Monitoring metrics for measuring, tracking, and reporting
- Soil Health Principles
- Universal Practices to Implement Regenerative Agriculture
- 5 Monitoring Metrics for Measuring, Tracking, and Reporting