We reference a lot of different farming methods in both our articles and business listings - we get it, it can be confusing! That's why we've compiled a handy list of definitions and icons to help guide you through your everyday shopping choices. We believe that making conscious, educating decisions when buying your food or produce is important in supporting local, environmentally-conscious businesses!
The regenerative model is one you will hear a lot - and it is one that we believe strongly in.
Regenerative agriculture is a conservation and rehabilitation approach to food and farming. Some of its key focuses are topsoil regeneration, increased biodiversity, improving the water cycle, enhancing ecosystems, supporting biosequestration, increasing resilience to climate change, and improving the health and vitality of farm soil. Practices involved with regenerative farming include recycling as much farm waste as possible and adding composting materials from sources outside of the farm.
If you want to learn more about the history of regenerative agriculture, click here.