February 14 is Regenerative Agriculture Day!
Are you inspired to take action? Here are some things you can do:
- Indigenous communities have practiced regenerative agriculture since time immemorial. Honor the original and present-day stewards through land acknowledgements and join the #Landback movement.
- Recycle your food scraps to make compost to reduce methane emissions from landfills and nurture the soil to sequester carbon → Drop Off your Food Scraps or schedule Doorstep Compost Collection with Reunity Resources in Santa Fe or Little Green Bucket in Albuquerque.
- Frequent your local farmers markets and support the Double Up Food Bucks program that helps make fresh, local food more affordable for lower income residents.
- Make use of your consumer power by grocery shopping directly with regenerative farms and ranches in Santa Fe County as well as CSA’s, Food Coops, etc.
- Sign the petition to #RegenerateAmerica to help reform our nation’s agriculture in the upcoming Farm Bill. Contact the NM Congressional Delegation and tell them you want these reforms.
- Advocate for soil health in the NM State Legislature and encourage representatives—especially the Senate Finance & House Appropriations Committees—to bolster the Healthy Soil Program and other relevant programs supporting a regenerative food system.
- Donate your state tax refund dollars to the Healthy Soil Program to help fund the transition to regenerative agriculture on New Mexico farms and ranches.
- Purchase the relevant book: Walking Four Directions – A Journey for Regeneration in the Land of Enchantment Proceeds go to the Climate Change Leadership Institute.
- Are you a farmer or rancher?
Join New Mexico’s Soil Health Champions Network!
- Apply the soil health principles in your garden, on your farm or in your community!
Engender healthy soil to help solve the climate crisis.
Do you have additional ideas? Leave a comment below. Thank you!