Soil health is the foundation of thriving communities. Food movements like organic and regenerative farming have grown in opposition to mainstream industrial practices that favor yield and corporate profit over ecological integrity. Organic farming employs a set of strong regulations that require deliberate soil-building practices while regenerative farming currently lacks legal definition. Both organic and regenerative farming practices have taken concepts from various Indigenous agricultures and placed them in the existing, capital-driven US agriculture system. As we adapt to extreme weather events and the changing climate, to what extent can these movements protect our human, soil, and plant communities? In what ways have these movements fallen short?
Farm Business, Marketing, Regulation
11:15am - 12:30pm