News Articles about Regenerative Agriculture
Bio-Logical Capital’s approach to agriculture relies heavily on integrated rotational management of animals and crops using principals from agroecology and other "beyond organic" practices. Bees are an often overlooked but essential part of this model. They are the connectors, the pollinators, and the silent workers on our farms.
Our farm management goals are long-term diversity, health, and productivity. This approach results in a transformative impact on how people grow food and understand their relationship with the land. In the second part of this blog series, we will discuss how our approach ensures reliable returns and offers multiple benefits to people and the land.
Bio-Logical Capital’s agriculture business is a strong anchor for our projects and generates meaningful profits for our company and the farmers who work the land. We believe that for agriculture to be sustainable, it must be designed to build soil productivity and to produce a variety of nutrient-rich crops that produce strong revenues and sustain communities.
At Bio-Logical Capital, we believe in taking the time to fully understand the natural systems in which we work. As we are in awe of the elegance, resiliency and complexity of nature, we try our best to emulate the patterns, forms and processes that we observe. Nature is our model for sustainably producing food, cleaning water, supplying energy and shaping our built environment. We are testing these ideas on the ground at Hana Ranch in Hawaii.
That quote regarding “the truth cannot be unseen” pretty much sums up my understanding of sustainable agriculture. All the years of “that won’t work here”, “you can’t feed the world with organic food”, “it’s not as productive”, “oh those chemicals don’t hurt anything”, “there’s no way to make that affordable”, and all the other go-to myths people spout against the practice tend to drain one’s resolve. Even though I have life-long experience with organic farming, a degree in plant and soil science, and a passion for knowledge, only recently have I been shown the truth.
The local food movement is gaining momentum around the country, and in particular in Boulder, CO. This article by Michael Brownlee highlights the need and numerous benefits of local food efforts, and provides recommendations for catalyzing further efforts.