Chemical-based agriculture is new. It started in 1945 when the chemical companies, that had been making money from the war, needed a new revenue stream. Nitrogen-based bomb materials became fertilizer and chemical warfare agents became “pesticides and herbicides.” All previous generations only had access to organic food because there was no such thing as “non-organic” before 1945.

The Problem:
The Solution:

“Regenerative Agriculture” describes farming and grazing practices that, among other benefits, reverse climate change by rebuilding soil organic matter and restoring degraded soil biodiversity – resulting in both carbon drawdown and improving the water cycle.

Farmer’s Footprint is a coalition of farmers, educators, doctors, scientists, and business leaders aiming to expose the human and environmental impacts of chemical farming and offer a path forward through regenerative agricultural practices.

We live in the high desert of New Mexico. How can you create a regenerative agriculture farm in the desert?

Check out Regeneration International’s Billion Agave Project:

  • The Billion Agave Project is a game-changing ecosystem-regeneration strategy recently adopted by several innovative Mexican farms in the high-desert region of Guanajuato.
  • This strategy combines the growing of agave plants and nitrogen-fixing companion treespecies (such as mesquite), with holistic rotational grazing of livestock. The result is a high-biomass, high forage-yielding system that works well even on degraded, semi-arid lands.
Agave plants don’t need to be watered.
At Crooked Forest Institute, we intend to:
  • Increase biodiversity in the soil,
  • grow high nutrient density crops
  • enough to share
  • that improve human and animal health
  • sequester carbon
  • and practice water and land management
  • guided by indigenous wisdom of
  • the original people on this land.