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Regenerating Prairie ecosystems and farm economics

The more green matter a plant grows, the more sunlight it can process through photosynthesis and the longer its roots will be!

Roots on Routes was created by a group of eco-conscious farms and food businesses, to provide Farmers with more options to vote with their dollars for a better food system. Co-ordinated and carefully vetted by local food economists, regenerative consultants and direct marketing consultants. The Roots on Routes group ensures that consumers & farmers care that they are making a positive environmental impact with their food choices.
 

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By Transitioning to regenerative Agricultural Practices, we can help rebuild Carbon levels in our soil.

How it works

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Step 1:

Multi-species cropping & cover crops

Multi-Species cropping increases diversity in farming systems by growing a variety of different plants together. It is the most effective way to improve soil health and reverses damage caused by years of industrial, full tillage farming practices.

In practical terms, this means that a system of regenerative agriculture will look more like a natural ecosystem than a mono-cultured field.

Step 2:

Holistic grazing

Cattle play a fundamental role in regenerating our soils. Holistic grazing frequently rotates livestock to help restore deserts back into grasslands. 

This gives the pasture a chance to recover fully before being re-grazed, which benefits the soil, wildlife and ensures that manure is spread evenly.

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Step 3:

Water cycle restoration

Restoring the natural water cycles supports the soil's ability to absorb water when it rains and release it when it is dry. Combining this with agroforestry, where trees and plants are grown with crops and pasture, enhances the lands capacity to store water. 

This moderates air and soil temperature, helps repair water cycles, supports biodiversity, draws down carbon and enhances soil organic matter.

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