Working with Nature:
Healing Land & People
Part of "What is Kuleana Homesteading?"
Ua mau ke ea o ka ‘āina i ka pono.
The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness.
Love the earth.
(If we take care of earth, she will always take care of us and provide us with food, water and shelter.)
In this segment we hear from farmers and others as they demonstrate aloha ‘āina through their choices and actions. Their stories reflect a deep appreciation and commitment to nature and natural processes.
Also in this segment are resources that describe a "regenerative" approach to agriculture, an emerging set of agricultural practices that closely resemble farming methods practiced in Hawai‘i's traditional ahupua‘a.
Regenerative agriculture not only “does no harm” to the land but actually seeks to improve it in ways described in the Useful Links in this segment.
Regenerative approaches result in healthier soil, capable of producing more nutritious food and greater longterm to nourish healthy plants. Regenerative approaches include the use of cover crops, crop rotation, composting, mobile animal shelters and pasture cropping, all to increase food production and topsoil.
To begin this Course segment, go to the video links featuring homesteader Bobby Alcain, chef Sheldon Simeon and chef/farmer Brandon Lee, and musician/farmer George Kahumoku Jr., then proceed to the other Useful Links that explain more about regenerative agriculture.
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