Tuesday, 20 July. A talk on regenerative agriculture by local farmer Greg Hart.

Tuesday, 20 July. A talk on regenerative agriculture by local farmer Greg Hart.

Palmerston North City Library 7.30.

Greg will talk about his experiences of shifting from traditionally Hawkes
Bay sheep and beef hillcountry farming to Regenerative Agriculture.

Regenerative Agriculture (RA) is a global, grassroots, farmer-driven
movement founded on an ecological paradigm to address what is perceived to
be failings in our current global food system. The RA movement acknowledges
that farmers can become part of the solution to mitigate or reverse the
negative impacts of our current food production systems. RA is proposed as a
part of the solution to reverse climate change, biodiversity loss, declining
water quality and health of freshwater ecosystems , wellbeing crisis in
rural and farming communities, and food system dysfunctions. However, there
is a lack of clarity about what RA actually is, scepticism about claimed
benefits, and uncertainty as to whether the concept is even relevant to New
Zealand farmers.

Come along to hear the practical experiences of a farmer who has made the
switch from conventional farming to a Regenerative Agriculture system.