National Regenerative Ag day –on the14th February – is a celebration to raise awareness about Regenerative Agriculture and the benefits to helping heal the land and our communities. This day is about celebrating our gardeners, our foodies, our students, our #heartfarmer in ways that we can change the world, one farm at a time.
It’s time to heart your farmer and connect to their stories and communities.
So, let’s take a moment this Valentine’s Day on National Regenerative Ag Farmers Day to give some love to all the farmers that work tirelessly to grow our food with the Earth in mind.
why regenerative agriculture?
One thing is for sure. If we’re going to create enough food without destroying our natural resources and health, we’ve got to embrace regenerative agriculture on a major scale. It’s a great time to get more connected to the farming practices behind our food.
but what is regenerative agriculture?
It works more closely with nature rather than against nature.
Regenerative agriculture uses a set of farming principles to not just create food and fibre, but a better world too. In essence, improving resources rather than depleting them.
But don’t dismiss this utopian way of farming as an out-of-reach dream. It’s already happening all over the word, and it’s scientifically-backed to boot, pulling from decades of research.
Regenerative agriculture involves practices that:
- Increase biodiversity
- Enrich the soil
- Improve water quality
- Enhance ecosystems
- The best side effect?
It also creates higher yields and helps crops become more resilient in times of climate instability. In terms of community, regenerative farming boosts health and vitality for people living in the community. In other words, it’s better for the land and for us.
This awareness day is about Regenerative Agriculture being the new normal. The conversation on everyone’s lips and hearts.
We want one million Aussies to support the Regenerative Ag Day. Every dollar we raise goes back to awesome projects that are focussed in regenerating regional communities and soils across Australia.
how can I get involved?
- Host a #heartfarmer event on valentine’s day to raise awareness and funds. Click here for event kit
- Visit a farmer’s market or community garden
- Support your local community by visiting your local Farmer’s Market or community garden.
- Think about your farmer when you eat your next meal
- Sign the petition here asking our politicians to make real change on agricultural policy before the next election.
- Plant a garden — start your own mini-farm
- Join Regenerative Ag groups on facebook and be part of the conversation – be bold, be brave and be the change you wantto see in agriculture – in the world. https://www.facebook.com/groups/399058343546781/?notif_id=1541397462490721¬if_t=group_added_to_group
- Treat farmers who aren’t yet on the regen ag journey with non-judgement and non-criticism. Most Regenerative Farmers started where they are now.
- Find out if your local high-school has an event organised. If not – start a conversation…
- Support our charity so that we can roll out regenerative projects across Australia. “Getting out of this drought better than when we went in”.
FOODIES HEART FARMERS GOAL: TO CONNECT 100 LOVED-UP RESTURANTS ACROSS AUSTRALIA TO HELPING US PROVIDE LONG-TERM SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS TO FARMERS IN REGIONAL AUSTRALIA VIA OUR GIVE A FIFTY CAMPAIGN
GARDENERS HEART FARMERS GOAL: TO RUN A NATIONAL HEART YOUR FARMERS FUNDRAISER EVENT AT COMMUNITY GARDENS ACROSS AUSTRALIA. DELIVER POSTERS / DONATION BOXES / DVD.
STUDENTS HEART FARMERS GOAL: TO RUN A NATIONAL PENPAL AWARENESS CAMPAIGN THROUGHOUT SCHOOLS ACROSS AUSTRALIA