Farming plays a large role in both the destruction and regeneration of our soils, an essential part of our ecosystem. I feel that it is my job as a citizen and a farmer to the best of my ability not only stop, but reverse the damaging effects of global climate change.
Regenerative Agriculture is a closed loop system of feeding soil microbiology through plants and in turn improving the health of the planet. Continuous covering of soil through cover cropping, minimal disruption or no tilling and adding organic matter are some of the many ways in which I farm regeneratively. There is a tremendous amount of research being done on regenerative farming today and it is exciting to implement be trying new techniques that could one day be universally adapted. Carbon sequestration in particular is being monitored as a compelling way to decrease carbon in our atmosphere. By allowing plants to return more carbon deep into the soil, we can restore the balance in our system.
The Cleveland Flax Project
In addition to growing flowers in a regenerative way, I am also working with Rustbelt Fibershed to grow flax for linen fiber. An organization dedicated to regenerative textiles, they are seeking community supported projects that bring awareness to our need for locally produced textiles. Through this project we hope to engage people in learning about the work and effort that goes into producing our clothing, something we often take for granted, all while improving soil structure and biodiversity. Stay updated by clicking the button below.