Once We Feed the Soil, the Soil Will Feed Us

Written by Anya Lei

There is a conventional, wide known belief that to be successful at farming, you need to use chemical fertilizers and pesticides.

New evidence suggests something new. When we feed the soil, the soil feeds us back. What does feeding the soil actually mean? Farmers can feed the soil by practicing regenerative farming. Through this method, they are able to enrich the soil, improve carbon capture, as well as increase resilience and better soil health. Unnatural chemical products like pesticides and fertilizers are also avoided to create a farming method good for crop growth and for improving the environment.
How does this benefit us? Regenerative farming has shown to increase crop yields and pest resilience, which allows us to feed more people. Not only that, due to the diversity of crops used in regenerative farming, the soil quality stays better for longer and allows us to continue farming on the same land for more time. On top of all these positives, the good that this farming method does for the environment will be the biggest benefit we gain.

We all know about the increasing weight of climate change and greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.

Well, regenerative farming addresses just that. Science shows that about half the carbon originally found in soil is now in the atmosphere. Beca

use practicing regenerative farming increases the carbon capture of soil, it presents an amazing opportunity to bring much of the carbon from the atmosphere back into its original place, the soil.
Sustainable, healthy, and good for the planet; regenerative farming may be one key to eradicating food insecurity while also improving our world. Green Pedal’s mission supports just what regenerative farming can do. We stand for feeding rural communities not only with healthy food but also making sure we leave as little of a carbon footprint as we can. And with the incorporation of new ideas and methods, we can do just that.