Regenerative Agriculture

Date posted: Thursday 01 August 2019

You are perhaps going “what?” or shaking your head as you ponder what "regenerative agriculture" might mean. This certainly is not a new idea, but one which has been lost for many years. It is also an approach that needs urgent attention as our climate changes. We are rapidly approaching climate crisis, about to run out of topsoil, and about to lose adequate water to sustain human society.


Regenerative agriculture is a “wholistic land-management practice that uses the power of photosynthesis in plants to sequester carbon in the soil while improving soil health, crop yields, water resilience, and nutrient density.”


What can you do? Plant a garden (or grow something as simple as herbs indoors). Buy foods which are regenerative organic, biodynamic, or organic whenever possible. Choose to eat more plant-based foods. When choosing meat, look for Land to Market certification (food that’s farmed regeneratively). Urge farmers and corporations to learn about and support regenerative agriculture.


Want more information? Check out one of my favorite resources, Green America ( The winter 2018 issue of the “Green American” magazine was titled “Healthy Soil, Cool Climate.” An article titled “Eating in a Warming World” was especially informative. Or check in with the Land Stewardship Project at


Vernita Kennen

Incarnation Lutheran, Shoreview