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The Salish Seas Regenerative Farm Project


JUNE 2023

The Salish Sea Regenerative Urban Farm project is an innovative demonstration program that aims to apply the principles of Regenerative Agriculture in urban and suburban environments, specifically focusing on the Salish Sea region. This project uses local regional composting infrastructure as the core component of its approach.

Regenerative Agriculture is an approach to farming and land management that goes beyond sustainable practices. It seeks to restore and enhance ecosystem health, soil fertility, biodiversity, and water quality. The goal is to create resilient and self-sustaining systems that benefit both the environment and the community.

In the context of the Salish Sea Regenerative Urban Farm project, composting plays a crucial role. Composting is the process of decomposing organic materials, such as food scraps, yard waste, forest, and agricultural residues, into nutrient-rich compost. Compost serves as a natural fertilizer and soil amendment, enriching the soil with essential nutrients and organic matter that eliminates the need for chemical fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides.

By incorporating composting into urban and suburban farming practices, the project aims to achieve several objectives:

  1. Soil Health: Compost improves soil structure, water-holding capacity, and nutrient availability, enhancing soil fertility and supporting healthy plant growth and nutrient rich organic food.
  1. Waste Reduction: Composting diverts organic waste from landfills, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and minimizing the environmental impact of waste disposal.
  1. Modeling: Serve as a model for communities. Through urbanization humanity has broken the link in the natural biocycle required to sustain healthy soil, support carbon sequestration and the natural balance of CO2.
  1. Local Food Production: The project promotes local food production by using urban and suburban spaces for farming, increasing access to fresh nutritious produce within the community.
  2. Biodiversity and Habitat Enhancement: Regenerative Agriculture principles focus on enhancing biodiversity and creating habitats for beneficial organisms, pollinators and beneficial insects to promote ecological balance.

Overall, the Salish Sea Regenerative Urban Farm project serves as a demonstration and educational initiative, showcasing the potential of regenerative agriculture in urban and suburban settings. Using composting techniques and following regenerative principles, the project aims to create sustainable, resilient, and environmentally friendly farming systems that contribute to the well-being of the Salish Sea region and serve as a model for other communities around the world. 

As a community, we are demonstrating that we do care and can make a meaningful difference…

Our soil, lakes & oceans, trees & vegetation and Compost play a powerful role in Carbon capture and storage! Together… through the greening of our planet, we can help communities around the world achieve “Net Zero”

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