What is Permaculture Design –> Regenerative Agriculture?
Permaculture design is the sustainable integration of landscape and people, providing shelter, food, energy and other material and non-material needs.
Is it possible to scale regenerative agriculture?
The short answer is absolutely! Using agroforestry and silvopasture, Adam Grows EDEN designs scalable perennial systems using Restoration Agriculture.
What is Restoration Agriculture?
Restoration Agriculture is large scale Regenerative Agriculture. While Permaculture has gotten stuck with small scale implementation, it is time to act, and begin to convert 1000’s of HA before it’s too late.
Using permaculture design, keyline design, and holistic management, we convert degraded annual crop landscapes, to perennial landscapes that will last for generations.
How much does it cost?
Each project differs, as requirements/constraints dictate design. However, the process does not change–> Assessment, design, implementation & management.
What is the investment required? The majority of the investment is up front. Using digging equipment, the land is shaped and Keyline-ploughed to slow down and capture water. Immediately after, 4000-8000 plants are planted.
What is the return on investment? As the land rehydrates and earth turns into topsoil, the property gets better continuously year after year, thus tripling the value of the land in under 5 years.
After the initial up front investment above, owners no longer have to pay for pay for water, fertilizer, pesticides or herbicides. Management of the property and transitioning from annual to perennial crops with mixed livestock rotation ensures permanent agriculture.
Without permanent agriculture there is no stable society.
Can you feed the world using regenerative agriculture?
Yes. Regenerative agriculture concentrates on rebuilding the soil which is a good first step. Restoration Agriculture goes a step further, creating a mixed field/forest system that provides all the food, fiber, energy & medicine for ever growing demands.