We hear a lot about the effect agriculture has on the environment – both in terms of greenhouse gas emissions and biodiversity loss. But could it instead be used as a force for good in protecting our environment? Enter stage left, regenerative agriculture.
The term “regenerative agriculture” has a lot of definitions and can be very confusing for a person who’s first reading up on the topic. Essentially, think of regenerative agriculture as a more of a philosophy rather than an explicitly defined farming process. It’s a farming style focused on restoring soil and ecosystem health, storing carbon, increasing biodiversity, and in general improving our land, waters, and climate for future generations.
Regenerative agriculture is all about using agriculture as a force for good regarding our planet and is based on the insight that agriculture is connected through a web – as a circular design – rather than a linear supply chain. While regenerative agriculture practices are broad and varied, the main practices include reducing tillage, using cover crops, using compost, mulch or green manure, and integrating livestock.
Superfly, our fertiliser made from 100% black soldier fly frass) fits into the regenerative agriculture ethos in three main ways – composting, improving carbon in soil, and shifting reliance on synthetic materials.
Innovative composting, improves soil health by building soil carbon, and 100% organic. If that wasn’t enough, producing our fertiliser in our world-leading vertical farming system offsets carbon – 5 kg of CO2e per kg of Superfly to be precise!
Reach out today to learn more about how Superfly can help you achieve your farming/gardening goals!
We’ve barely scratched the surface of this vast and fascinating topic. If you’re keen to learn more, here are a bunch of recommended readings/watches from our CTO, Alex Arnold (our resident regenerative farming expert):
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