Regenerative Sun Grown Practices

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Water

  • Sustainable source based on specific bioregion such as rainwater catchment and dry-farming.
  • Sufficient vegetated buffers to protect riparian and wetland areas.
  • Water conservation strategies through soil management and irrigation methodologies..

Cultivation

  • Sun Grown.
  • Carbon farming.
  • No-Till or Broad-Forking.
  • Crop rotation.
  • Closed-loop, onsite plant nutrition.
  • On-site composting systems.
  • FPJ, KNF, IMO.
  • Biochar.

Land Management

  • Contouring and rainwater harvesting systems that promote groundwater recharge.
  • Forest and natural area management that promotes habitat and instream flows.
  • Ecological offsets such as reforestation and afforestation.
  • Microclimate and margin maintenance.

Plant Systems

  • Perennial polycultures that support pest management.
  • Companion planting and cover cropping.
  • On-site food systems.
  • Breeding programs that promote bioregional, resilient species beyond phenotypes.

Animals

  • Wildlife corridors and habitat restoration.
  • Livestock integration.
  • Providing habitat for invertebrates within agricultural systems.

Community

  • Fair-Share.
  • Small farms and businesses.
  • Community supported agriculture, kitchens and libraries.
  • Sustainable energy use.
  • Resource and skill sharing.

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Medicine

  • Exploring the many facets of cannabis as a medicine.
  • Integrating medicinal herbs: Calendula, Motherwort, Echinacea, Holy Basil, Meadowsweet, Ginseng, Spilanthes, Nettles, Bergamot.
  • Practicing mindfulness.