You might have heard that regenerative agriculture is the next big tool in the fight against the climate crisis, but… what is it? And why is everyone suddenly talking about it as our next great hope?
To Which We Belong highlights farmers and ranchers leaving behind conventional practices that are no longer profitable or sustainable and embracing Regenerative Agriculture.
On land long depleted by monoculture crops, Trey Hill fills the fields with colorful tangles of plant life, revivifying the soil and bringing new richness to the harvest. In Chihuahua, Mexico ranchers like Alejandro Carrillo practice revolutionary techniques in cattle herding, carving out space for wildlife to thrive again. And off the coast of Connecticut, Bren Smith re-seeds the ocean with kelp, mussels, oysters, and scallops, restoring ecosystems ravaged by commercial fishing.
Despite their difference in culture and location, these farmers and ranchers are rooted in the same belief: that to work with nature, not against it, is the answer.
With a profound understanding of the interconnectedness of living things, these unsung heroes are improving the health of our soil and sea to save their livelihoods — and our planet.
Science is showing that if we draw down enough carbon from the sky back into the soil through regenerative agricultural practices, we can actually reverse climate change, bringing carbon dioxide down to pre-industrial revolution levels.
So, now it’s our turn: to bring awareness and support to the ranchers and farmers doing the work to renew the earth through these simple, yet profound practices.