Regenerative agriculture is the best way to grow - the challenge has been how to do it.
The workshop uses a principles-based approach to regenerative agriculture, focusing on why we use regenerative practices rather than showing farmers how to use different practices correctly.
Using this approach, farmers gain the know-how to apply the principles underpinning regenerative agriculture. They solve their critical issues by developing effective practices fitting their circumstances and respond constructively to emerging issues and threats.
Farmers come on board appreciating the eco-logic of getting their agroecosystems functioning again. Biodiversity, carbon and organic matter levels in the soil are useful for measuring progress, but their ecosystems need to be tuned up and running for these metrics to improve. Seeing how other producers reduce their need to substitute with fertilisers, pest controls, and other inputs for functioning agroecosystems, they trial techniques, learn and share their experiences, and become the agents of change.
People who are interested in exploring new ways of farming and gardening. The climate, food grown, or size of the property doesn't matter – the principles are the same. Back yard growers, community and market gardeners, hobby farmers and large scale commercial growers all benefit from using this ecological approach .
We partner with community groups, regional and international development organisations to deliver these workshops in their region or online via Zoom or equivalent, combined with live stream video demonstrations from the field at Hill Top Farm - our learning centre.
Partners generally have extensive networks and media contacts for promotions, organise registration, the venue and catering. Our role is working with you to fine-tune the content to meet the needs of your participants.