How to Start Regenerative Agriculture

Firstly, do not start if your heart and soul is not in it!

Keep an open mind and be willing to have failures as the new systems become more familiar and acceptable.

Attend as many organic field days as possible and read as many relevant books as you can fit in your regime.

Then use your six senses to walk the walk, smell, sight, hearing, touch, taste and spirit.

Be prepared to subscribe to groups like ODPG who have members who can answer your questions via gaggle mail within a very short time frame without judgement of any kind.

Learn how to use homeopathy and build up a supply of remedies

Give all stock seaweed animal tonic or add fresh seaweed to water troughs to boost their immunity and assist the transition

Get on top of any gorse and blackberry areas before chemicals are prohibited and new methods become acceptable.

Learn to cut costs by making your own liquid fertilizer and get a supply ready to use. Fish emulsion applied with EM will supply the nitrogen required to replace synthetic urea.

Keep on the lookout for certified organic hay and silage to introduce on the third year of conversion – and certified organic graziers for any young stock.

Accept your land may not have the same stock carrying capacity for a few years as you care for the soils regeneration and allow detoxification.

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