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What is Regenerative Agriculture?

Regenerative Agriculture is a bunch of different processes that when done together, have the ability to recapture carbon from the atmosphere and put it back into the soil. This carbon that was destined to cause climate problems as a greenhouse gas is now repurposed via photosynthesis to make a richer soil.

Regenerative Agriculture as a philosophy asks us to consider all aspects of agriculture as if they were connected through a web – a complete and connected network.

The main goal is to create richer, living soil that will produce better flavored and nutrient-dense foods. The processes that make up Regenerative Agriculture include:

  • Planting cover crops – this includes planting crops in soil that would normally be bare after another crop is grown and harvested. This helps by keeping living roots in the soil, which reduces soil erosion, increases water retention, and improves overall soil health.
  • Integrating livestock – moving livestock between pastures on a regular basis helps improve soil health and allows grass time to regrow
  • Minimizing chemicals – helps build soil health
  • Utilizing no-till systems – leaves soil intact when planting
  • Rotating crops – encourages more biodiversity, improves and optimizes soil health
  • Increasing biodiversity – improves the health of plant, bird, and insect populations

Example Regenerative Agriculture Ingredients:

  • Grains: farro, sorghum
  • Produce: jicama, bok choy
  • Legumes: lentils
  • Seeds/Nuts: flax, chia
  • Leafy Greens: matcha, beet greens

How can we support regenerative agriculture at home?

  • Support organizations that are working on building better soil
  • Connect with local farmers at farmer’s markets and talk to them about their soil practices
  • Consider joining a local Community Support Agriculture (CSA) farm
  • Compost at home
  • Start your own garden
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  • August 19, 2022



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“With all the prep work from Winterim ramping up and classes continuing as usual, it's a busy time to be a Forman teacher. Imagine my delight, tired as I was, when I delved into the upscale-restaurant-quality chicken parmesan our dining hall served last night. Forman is all about support, and providing our students with a dinner of that quality is just as important a measure of support as anything that happens in a classroom.”

“I can’t thank your entire team enough for the outstanding service, food, displays, everything!  You are a master at detail, and because of that Adam and I were able to focus on the parents.  I know what a sacrifice pulling off a weekend like this means, we are so appreciative and grateful to you all for your talent and generosity.”

“I ALWAYS feel spoiled by the meal offerings at CSW (The Cambridge School of Weston) and am entirely grateful for it. As I eat today's delicious and lavish lunch (and think about yesterday's as well), I can't tell you how much I feel so well cared for here, both with the food and by the dining hall staff. CSW cares for us in so many ways, both big and small.”

“Thank You! Chef Budd [and team], you overcame a new online ordering system (and hundreds of labels daily!), provided creative and healthy menus, continued to connect with local farmers to incorporate locally sourced ingredients, and worked tirelessly to serve the school community on three campuses.  While it feels like you are all a little like the Wizard of Oz right now, working behind a curtain in a kitchen far away, we sense your smiles and your passion to deliver the best possible service during these trying times. We are all so grateful!”

“I will say that CulinArt has always been a very collaborative partner to T. Rowe Price, listening to our current needs and future goals and suggesting realistic and achievable strategies to meet those goals.  2020 was obviously no exception.  CulinArt also altered other areas of our OCS and pantry programs to create safer environments for all our associates. We can only thank you for your continued flexibility and innovative ideas through these difficult times.”

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