restorativeagriculture Photos & Videos

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Meet Sarah Flack. She's a world-renown grazing expert helping livestock farmers across the country manage their animals to increase the health and sustainability of their farms. "The essence of Flack’s advice is that farmers can use the very process of grazing animals to create healthier soil, more robust pastures, improved animal welfare, and a more financially sustainable operation. Though each farm is different, she promotes a few universal principles, such dividing pasture into paddocks—the more the better—and rotating animals through them. She also advises to graze animals in each paddock for a short period of time and vary the lengths of time each paddock is allowed to recover. This approach keeps the plants from being grazed too short and gives them enough time to recover, yielding better, more nutritious feed and spurring the growth of more perennial forage. At the same time, the animals’ waste and the tramping action of their hooves helps enrich the soil. Farmers save time and money by having to do less tilling, seeding, and fertilizing of their fields and by having to buy less additional feed to support their livestock. “It’s the only way I know of where we can actually use the animals to improve ecosystem health,” Flack says. “All of the other forms of livestock agriculture are, to at least a certain degree, mining the ecosystem of resources or relocating them in ways that are not healthy.” We admire your leadership, Sarah! #regenerativeag https://buff.ly/2tiCu67

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I recently acquired these apple juice x frozen margarita seeds for a specific purpose. I’m hoping I get lucky and get a mom that is Apple juice dominant to become my new strain #demapples. I have several 50 year old apple trees on my property planted in 1977 and I wanted to get a super Appley strain that I will supplement in the fall light dep w fresh squeezed apple juice into the feeding regimen. Wish me luck...🍎🍎🍎 #gdupfromtheseedup 🐢G🌱 #permaculture #permies #wesmokewhatwegrow #organiifestyle #organicgardening #organicallygrown #waterwise #farmsofthefuture #knowyourfarmer #snallbatch #topshelf #blacklabel #highgrade #forestfarm #forestfarming #naturalfarming #restorativeagriculture

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Packing up for weekly CSA shares. Grateful for the crew of awesome women and men that support this budding local urban farm and all others out there. Change isn’t easy, but together we can make a difference. Business and consumer will need to work together to problem solve and be the best we can be just because we can. #earthcare #peoplecare #solvingproblems #ingenuity #ecologicalrestoration #restorativeagriculture #biologicalagriculture #communityunity #permaculture #holisticlifestyle #theproblemisthesolution

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2 weeks ago

smooth spiderwort (tradescantia ohiensis) an edible perennial blooming blue to purple flowers from may to july. petals arrange triangular in threes. flowers usually open early mornings and close mid-day. plants reach 3 feet, growing in prairies, glades, and moist openings near trees. there are many similar species and most easily hybridizes. including this one. spiderworts are being explored in numerous applications. radiation exposure being one of them. . . . . #indigenousflowers #turnthelightsdownlow #regenerativeagriculture #mdcdiscovernature #canonfd #manualfocus #a7s #restorativeagriculture #savethebees #insect_addicts #trailnerds #earthwisdom #praries #conservationphotography #botany #beekeeperslife #trailside #outdoorresearch #birdsandthebees #macro_flower #ecological #fromthegroundup #flowerworld #macro_love #imasnail #excursions #naturesdelight #findmeintheflowers #ozarks #goodsoil

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2 weeks ago

Our honeybees love radish flowers! When we were learning to garden we were taught that once a radish bolts it's gone by, but we like to let things flower here to feed our pollinators, to observe the life cycle of the plants, and to save seeds. Did you know that immature radish seed pods are edible? They have a mild radish flavor and are great for fermenting. . #feedthebees #letitbloom #flowersoftinyfarm #radishpods #wecanpicklethat #tinyfarms #regenerativefarming #regenerativeagriculture #sustainablefarming #organicfarming #frontyardfarms #suburbanfarms #growyourown #homegrownisbest #growanewculture #restorativeagriculture #seedsaving

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Our mission is to demonstrate the powerful role of regenerative agricultural practices in reviving ecosystems and mitigating the effects of climate change.

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3 weeks ago

We have an abundance of strawberries! A quick and easy way to preserve them for later is to smash them up with some honey and freeze them in ice cube trays. They can be used in smoothies or eaten like popsicles. 💚🍓 I didn't measure, but I'd guess there was about 2 quarts of berries and 2 big spoons of honey. Squish it with a fork or potato masher and let it sit for a bit to get juicy then spoon into ice cube trays and freeze. Once it's frozen into cubes, move them into a sealed container. #strawberriesfordays #strawberriesandhoney #tinyfarms #regenerativefarming #regenerativeagriculture #sustainablefarming #organicfarming #frontyardfarms #suburbanfarms #growyourown #homegrownisbest #growanewculture #restorativeagriculture

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birds foot trefoil (lotus corniculatus) a non native perennial introduced to north america that is often found along roadsides, waste places and various types of feilds. this legume is occasionlly planted by farmers beacause it enhances the soil. it grows low to the ground and has bright yellow pea like flowers, blooming may to september. . . . . #legume #regenerativeagriculture #mdcdiscovernature #invasivespecies #canonfd #manualfocus #a7s #restorativeagriculture #savethebees #trailnerds #earthwisdom #praries #conservationphotography #botany #beekeeperslife #trailside #outdoorresearch #birdsandthebees #macro_flower #ecological #fromthegroundup #flowerworld #macro_love #imasnail #excursions #naturesdelight #findmeintheflowers #ozarks #goodsoil

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“People told us it couldn’t be done. But that didn’t stop them from telling us how it should be done if we were to try. We immediately discounted their advice. It didn’t seem particularly pertinent to listen to people who said it was impossible” Learn more about how David & Mariah Boatright made the impossible possible by creatively putting together a custom grazing operation with no land of their own. On top of that, they created @fedfromthefarm , a metropolitan buying club serving central Missouri, to connect consumers to nutrient dense foods raised in a way that restores the environment. Video to come! #grassfedexchange #regenerationrising #restorativeagriculture

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Poultry Processing station. Sun and fresh air are your best friends in production. Wood and stainless steel are your next best friends. The sun and air sanitize and keep everything fresh, wood has anti microbial properties that combined with sun leave a cleaner and more friendly environment than bleach. We also use vinegar for its antibacterial properties. Just a few more reasons to go with pastured poultry from Wovoka Ranch instead of the “other guys” 😁 @polyfacefarm is our inspiration. #wovokaranch #pasturedpoultry #cleaneats #healthy #wholefoods #cleanmeats #betterthanorganic #poultryprocessing #familytime #farmlife #regenerativeagriculture #restorativeagriculture

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3 weeks ago

The Mexican sunflower bloomed yesterday on the summer solstice! This beauty is described by some people as a weed, but in our experience weeds are usually a good thing. Mexican sunflower leaves can be used as a fertilizer and the flowers provide variety for our pollinators. Also they're really pretty!! #feedthebees #feedthesoil #mexicansunflower #flowersoftinyfarm #tinyfarms #regenerativefarming #regenerativeagriculture #sustainablefarming #organicfarming #frontyardfarms #suburbanfarms #growyourown #homegrownisbest #growanewculture #restorativeagriculture

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3 weeks ago

There are more living organisms in a handful of soil than there are people on Earth! Healthy soil grows healthy plants. Conventional agriculture erodes soil, but restorative agriculture builds it up. We encourage visitors to take a handful of our soil to innoculate their own gardens. #feedthesoil #playinthedirt #mycelium #tinyfarms #regenerativefarming #regenerativeagriculture #sustainablefarming #organicfarming #frontyardfarms #suburbanfarms #growyourown #homegrownisbest #growanewculture #restorativeagriculture

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1 month ago

sisters, sisters.

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Summertime is for eating out of the garden! Check out our pigs eating their salad of cover crops.

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blue eyed grass (sisyrinchium campestre) a low growing grass that can reach two feet. the flower blooms at the top of stem thru arpril to june and has six pointed petals. it can vary in color ranging to blue, violet and white. grass occurs on pastures, prairies, glades and upland forests. once vary common on the open plains. . . . . #ecology #sustainableagriculture #homesteader #fromthegroundup #restorativeagriculture #mdcdiscovernature #indigenousplants #flowerworld #canonfd #manualfocus #macro_love #macroworld #a7s #trailnerds #imasnail #excursions #earthswonders #naturesdelight #findmeintheflowers #natureromantix #ozarks #nativeflowers #goodsoil #pollinators #pollinatorhabitat #savethebees #beekeeperlife #knowthesource #betheblessing

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Trillium pratense - Red Clover. This pretty plant gets overlooked by humans a lot. It’s so common that we don’t give it a second thought. But it’s a super important plant in the landscape. All parts of the plant are edible. Leaves can be eaten raw, cooked like any other leafy green, or dried and used as a herb. Flowers can be eaten raw on salads, or made into a tea. Seeds can be sprouted and ground into a flour (make sure you sprout them first). The root can be eaten cooked. Flowers can be used dried as a sweet herb in confections, baked goods, or on foods that could do with a sweet vanilla-like hit. Red clover is traditionally used for skin complaints along with Articum lappa or A. minor (burdock) and Rumex crispus (curly dock), especially those conditions that have an autoimmune component, like psoriasis. Flowers are used to ease menopausal symptoms, cancer symptoms (especially of the breast), and degenerative diseases. It was also traditionally used for whooping cough. If you live in USDA Zone 5, this is the week to harvest flowers. Yellow dye is obtained from the flowers. Clover is an important ally in restorative agriculture. It’s deep roots and relation to legumes means that it restructures and nourishes soils. A farmer we admire grows a variety of red clover right in her rows, particularly with heavy feeders like brassicas. And it looks stunning, too! #permaculture #restorativeagriculture #restoration #traditionalmedicine #herbalmedicine #womensmedicine #beautifulskinstartshere #pink #flower #traditionalfood #wildfood #foodie #eatheweeds #eatlocal #naturaldyes

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ox-eye daisy (leucanthemum vulgare) a #perennial herb growing one to three feet in height. flowers have white petals with bright yellow centers. heads of the flower are nearly two inches in size and blooms may through august. often found on prairies, pastures, glades and roadsides. not native to north america and sometimes known as a #invasive species. . . . . #regenerativeagriculture #mdcdiscovernature #invasivespecies #macroflower #canonfd #manualfocus #a7s #restorativeagriculture #savethebees #trailnerds #daisies #oxeyedaisy #adventure #earthwisdom #praries #openrange #pollinators #conservationphotography #botany #beekeeperslife #knowyoursurroundings #homesteader #permaculture #trailside #outdoorresearch #birdsandthebees #macro_flower #ecological

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had a woderful time speding the evening with dave at p&d honey farms. he has a great operation going on and his #dedication is really #inspiring . the sweat from his brow really shows once you step inside this #sanctuary . the created space speaks for itself and expresses what #passiondriven really means. . . . . #hardwork #fortheloveofit #determined #focused #stayelevated #beelieve #savethebees #apiary #ozarks #missouriphotographer #manualfocus #canonfd #niftyfifty #a7s #beekeeping #beekeeper #beekeeperslife #supportyourlocalcommunity #smallbusiness #farmtotable #homestead #sustainableliving #communityfirst #restorativeagriculture #ecology #simpleliving

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Goodness.

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TFW you need to do it on the breakfast table. 💚🐝 We help these friends to thrive by not tilling every season (which preserves their nesting habitat) and allowing flowers to bloom (to provide them with food, and apparently a mating surface 😂). They help us to thrive by pollinating our plants. #loveisblooming #miningbee #solitarybee #feedthebees #summerlovin #tinyfarms #regenerativefarming #regenerativeagriculture #sustainablefarming #organicfarming #frontyardfarms #suburbanfarms #growyourown #homegrownisbest #growanewculture #restorativeagriculture #arthropodsanonymous #insectporn #beebehavior

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1 month ago

Māmaki Monday’s - ❤️ing this informative panel at @inkohala

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Living the dream.❤️ Around here, we're all about restoration. Restoring our land. Restoring agriculture. And restoring a simpler way of life. We believe in the beauty of connecting with the food that nourishes us and find great joy in inspiring others to do the same. Whether you're looking for wholesome food to serve your family or a dose of old-fashioned inspiration from our farm, we are excited to serve you. #restorativeagriculture #honestfarming #iowafarm #midwestliving

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1 month ago

Everyone needs some Penny for their Friday.

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I don't know what I would do without my #broadfork. ❤️This piece of metal has helped me turn boring sod into a pollinator garden. 🦋 It has broken up cement-like clay for a pumpkin patch. 🎃 It aerated our chicken manure and wood chip piles to make perfect compost. 💩 AND it is the PERFECT workout - glutes, back, abs, and arms baby. 💪🏼Seriously, I don't know how I would survive farming without it. P.S. My bum is like #Beyonce status in this pic and I'm digging it. 🍑 • • • #notill #notillgardening #restorativeagriculture #sustainableagriculture #farmworkout #thisiswomenswork #theperfectworkout #femalefarmer #growsomething #savethebees #pollinators

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Rain is coming! 💦 . . Or so “they” say 😜 . . I think we’re all feeling burnt to a crisp after the weekend of relentless 90’s and sun ☀️ Like the frigid winter temps, we stuck to the minimal work that needed to be done and avoided anything extra. . . Dan has been scouring any long-range forecasts that he can find to gain some insight into what we can expect for the next few months. . . And he spent quite a bit of time this weekend researching and preparing a seeding & planting plan for the new property that includes a mixture of drought-tolerant annual grasses, cold-tolerant grasses for season extension and perennial pastures for late spring through early fall grazing. We’re excited to reclaim over 60 acres of previously row cropped earth back into quality, restorative forage for meat & milk production. 🤗 . . Oh! And our youngest turned 11 months old this weekend! 😮 Not ready for him to be 1 yet 😭 . . #restorativeagriculture #restorationagriculture #regenerativeagriculture #reclaim #grassland #grassmilk #grassfed #grassfarmer #stewardship #farmlife #farmkids #baylormerton #11monthsold

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A gift from above. It’s from one of the birds nesting in the Joseph tree (which is really a maple tree, come visit us for the full story). We have robins and catbirds and mourning doves to whom this feather may belong. There are lots of other feathered friends who nest in the other trees and shrubs, in the ample eaves of the farmhouse, and in the barn. They treat us to a glorious chorus at dawn for most of the year, and leave us feathers and eggshells and sometimes their old nests, too. In return, we are gentle to the land, taking care not to take too many of their nesting spots and food sources in the name of progress. We make a conscious effort to more than replace what we take, and to configure it in a way that suits us both. #farmlife #farmwalk #permaculture #permaculturedesign #natureconservation #restorativeagriculture #careofcreation #stewardship #bekindtoourfinefeatheredfriends

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Can someone teach me how to photograph white flowers? Side note:THE QUINCE IS BLOOMING! I’ve never even had a quince.

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F i n c a M a r t a, Havana 🥑 🥕 🌽 🍍 This is where we will be sourcing most of our ingredients from for this years HCCGP18 final. The organic farm was founded by Fernando Funes who was a professor of agricultural theory at Havana University. He gave it all up to pursue his ambition and drive towards a diversified organic, poly cultural and restorative agriculture farm with as little waste as possible. #myhavana

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Have you heard of regenerative agriculture? It's may be the most hopeful idea you encounter today.

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2 months ago

CA based Bellicious - food advocacy firm - was invited to NYC based BOLD TV @boldglobalmedia to discuss food consciousness and healthy choices we can make daily to optimize health and have a social, environmental and economic impact. A few shout outs to @wholefoods and @maxlugavere #geniusfoods - I am almost as green to this as the green screen behind me! Being forced to get comfy behind a camera. - - In case you missed it, here’s the link: https://www.facebook.com/BoldTV/videos/604500349907923/ - - Even gave a sneak peek into a new project expected to launch late 2018 - @getrevessel #boldtv #boldbiz #foodconsciousness #healthytravel #goodfats #sustainability #restorativeagriculture #regenerativeagriculture

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Roto tilled in tons and tons of composted cow manure and llama manure. Next we form the beds. Then lay the irrigation and spread the cover of #clover and #rye for the companions. . Then we plant.! Love this journey. Learning so much everday. Its addicting climbing your own mountain of evolution. #rowcroppers #rowsonrows #cbd #flower #seeds #clones #organicmedicine #cannabissativa #cannabiscommunity #hemp #farm #dairygonehemp #beparyofthesolution #grow #growweedeveryday #restorativeagriculture #eden

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We are restoring this once operating dairy farm into a healthy thriving biodynamic ecosystem focused on cbd flower. As the restorative crop, It will heal this land restoring vital nutrients it has lost along its grazing years. Bringing beneficial insect, bees, and life back.. excited to see this overgrazed arid pasture transform back into the #fieldofdreams. GRATEFUL for the oppurtunity #Grateful to be apart.. Follow @raisingvibesfarms to follow the journey this summer. #restorativeagriculture #overgrazedland #plantswillhealtheworld #plantmedicine #cbd #bepartofthesolution #transform #avatarplanet #shoutouttothesmallfarmer #keepgrinding #youdoingmorethanuknow #cantstoptheseeds #biodynamic #hempin #restore #heal #love #sacred #water #grow #laboroflove #jah #tothesoldiers #starseeds whohavefallen #weherewhenuout #openarms #respect #onelove

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🔊 SOUND ON! We’re finally getting into our fields! Three weeks late - but today was a beautiful day for farm work! We use a perfecta as part of our strategy for organic weed control. By “perfecting” the field before we plant we can kill weeds. This means no harmful pesticides have to be used to kill weeds! YAY 👏 Nate is becoming a pro on the tractor this year! This field will be planted with kale, kohlrabi, broccoli, and lettuce! #knowyourfarmer #eatlocal #supportlocal #buylocal #organic #sustainablefarming #restorativeagriculture #csa #mainstreetfarms

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2 months ago

More babies! These are the first of the broiler chicks. They’ll spend a couple weeks in their dry, cozy brooder before moving out onto pasture. Once outside, they range freely behind electrified netting with the added protection of Iorek the livestock guardian dog. After several weeks of sunshine basking, bug chasing, and plant eating (plus daily gorging on their certified GMO-free feed), we process them right here on the farm. The pasture lifestyle, diverse feed, and humane handling result in chicken that is tender, juicy, and intensely flavorful. The chicken manure gently deposited by rotating the birds around the farm results in more fertile pastures that are then capable of producing yet more food for our chickens and cows as well as fixing carbon from the atmosphere into the soil. We are proud of our broiler operation and the results - both environmental and culinary. You can purchase our chicken at farmers market or pre-order (and save $) at http://squarerootsfarm.org. #pastureraisedchicken #pasturedpoultry #humanelyraised #gmofree #restorativeagriculture #babychicks

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