Regenerate: Health from the Soil Up

Quivira Coalition, Holistic Management International, and the American Grassfed Association 
November 19th, 2019 to November 22nd, 2019
Albuquerque, NM
The Quivira CoalitionHolistic Management International, and the American Grassfed Association will collaborate again to convene ranchers, farmers, environmentalists, land managers, scientists, medical professionals, nutritionists, students, teachers, and others for four days—November 19 - 22, 2019 in Albuquerque, New Mexico—to explore ideas of Health from the Soil Up.

Health, a state of complete well being, can describe everything from soils to economies. Health of people, animals, plants, and the whole planet are fundamentally connected. At its root, the source of health is in the land; it provides food, medicine, (bio)diversity, tradition, and home. Modern agriculture and modern medicine often operate in reaction to symptoms rather than root causes, and they tend to address parts rather than wholes. Regenerative agriculture embodies a shift away from these extractive practices, and towards holism, prevention, and proactivity. Further, making this shift will require bravery, humility, innovation, ingenuity, and sometimes, at first, failure.

The systemic connections between food, medicine, soil, and climate impact the health of people and planet. The enormity of these systems and their relationships can inspire and be daunting—but ultimately we all play a role and have responsibility in how they function and contribute to health. How do we reconnect and learn from existing knowledge, practices, and experience about the intrinsic connections between health and nature? What can food production and land stewardship teach us about health and its cycles? How do we engage with the land in ways that heal and nourish soil, our bodies, wildlife, communities, economies, and the climate? How do we adapt agriculture for healthy, regenerative food and medicine systems into the future?

Attend REGENERATE 2019 to explore these questions, thought processes and solutions and others through long-form plenary talks, community roundtable discussions, and practical workshops on topics like the relationship between production methods and nutrient density; exploring social equity in agriculture; homeopathic veterinary care for livestock; interdisciplinary soil health research and collaborative conservation; and fostering the whole agrarian lifecycle. Regenerate mind, body, soil, and spirit during this year’s event, Health from the Soil Up.

 

 

 

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