What is Regenerative Agriculture
Regenerative Agriculture describes farming and grazing practices that rebuild soil structure and restore degraded soil biodiversity. It has the potential to reverse climate change and improve the water cycle.
Think of regenerative agriculture as a holistic land management practice that builds soil health, strengthens crop resilience and improves nutrient density of the crops. Not only does improving soil health help the environment but it also benefits the health of the animals and humans that depend on these crops for food.
Regenerative agriculture practices include:
- No till/minimal tillage
- Tillage breaks up soil aggregation and fungal communities. It can be one of the most degrading agricultural practices, greatly increasing soil erosion and carbon loss.
- Usage of compost, cover crops & crop rotation to increase soil fertility instead of salt-based fertilizers
- Well-managed grazing practices
Healthier soil means more nutritious and flavorful crops which means more delicious food. Compass Group chefs understand this connection and are on a path of discovery to actively support regenerative agriculture and introduce these ingredients to our guests through innovative menus and recipes.
Visit https://regenerationinternational.org/2017/02/24/what-is-regenerative-agriculture/ to learn more.