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What is Regenerative Agriculture?

Regenerative Agriculture is a way of viewing a farm or garden as an integrated dynamic system -- self-contained, self-sustaining and perpetuating -- that follows the cycles of nature. Pest control, disease control, weed control and soil fertility are all addressed through a "closed loop" approach to growing food primarily by building soil health. Regenerative agricuture achieves true self-sustainability by ultimately removing dependency on inputs (such as fertilizers and soil inputs) from the outside.

Our garden on the grounds of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in west Kaua‘i demonstrates several examples of regenerative principles based on working with, not against, nature.

To share key concepts of regenerative gardening and farming through a Hawaiian cultural lens, visit our training site, - a web-based collection of links and learning tools for home gardeners and homesteaders in Hawai‘i.

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