garten CEO Michael Heinrich recently sat down with Eric Archambeau and it was no surprise that these two brilliant minds, one rooted in his grandmother’s garden, and one a global food enthusiast and impact investor, gravitated toward the impact that food production has on the environment in their conversation. Turns out, when done right, farming could go a long way toward a healthier planet and healthier people.
Fighting Climate Change with Farming
Regenerative farming is a holistic approach to farming that seeks to improve the health of the soil, the environment, and the communities that rely on it. One of the key benefits of regenerative farming is its ability to recapture carbon and improve the earth’s balance.
Carbon is a vital element in the earth’s ecosystem, and it plays a critical role in maintaining a healthy climate. Unfortunately, human activities, such as the burning of fossil fuels and deforestation, have led to an overabundance of carbon in the atmosphere, contributing to climate change.
Regenerative farming provides a solution to this problem by sequestering carbon in the soil. This is done by implementing practices such as cover cropping, no-till farming, and the use of compost and other organic matter. These practices help to increase the amount of organic matter in the soil, which acts as a sponge for carbon.
As carbon is sequestered in the soil, it is not released back into the atmosphere, helping to reduce the levels of carbon in the air. Additionally, regenerative farms typically require less fertilizer and pesticides, which helps to reduce the amount of greenhouse gas emissions associated with chemical farming.
Farming Done Right
Farming in this way also helps to improve the health of the soil, which leads to healthier plants and animals. This is because the soil is rich in microorganisms, and they, in turn, provide essential nutrients to the plants. This also helps to improve the water-holding capacity of the soil, which helps to conserve water. Win, Win WIN!
It doesn’t stop there! Regenerative farming also supports local communities by promoting sustainable agriculture, providing jobs, and helping to ensure a reliable food supply.
At garten, we believe regenerative farming is a powerful tool for improving the earth’s balance and fighting climate change. By sequestering carbon in the soil, regenerative farms are helping to reduce the levels of carbon in the atmosphere and improve the health of the earth’s ecosystem. This is why we aim to support local suppliers to bring in gorgeous, nutritious snacks that come from great resources committed to saving our beautiful blue planet.
Snacks Done Right
Here is a challenge: what is in your office break room right now? Is it a vending machine full of highly processed snacks that don’t even really resemble food? Ok, here’s the challenging part – does that line up with your company’s value and mission statement? If not, let us know how we can help!