A Brighter Future for Vermont Agriculture
Begins with Regenerative Practices
The Vermont Regenerative Agriculture Center, a VT nonprofit brings together partners and expertise in a collaborative effort to realize our vision, ‘strengthening the imperative bond between farming, economy and nature. From the ground up and for our common good’. We believe that mitigating climate change through dissemination of research findings, tested here at Earthkeep Farmcommon can give rise to carbon-negative agriculture practices and build food systems re-localized to serve farmers, their communities, nature, and future generations.
Our size and inherent ability to be nimble are an asset, we are land and farm-centric and we are at our best when all sectors of society are in community, with smart divergent thinking at the table. The belief that we can change the world is in the DNA of Vermont, as well as the tenacity to make it happen.
What are we doing?
Building tangible projects on Vermont’s land that future-proof and change the current trajectory of working landscape to regeneration success…land health and economic return. We will apply the latest science in regenerative farm practices to improve soil health and biodiversity and clean waterways. Farms will be transformed to grow the ingredients for value-added food, more than commodities. These tests will shine a light on the infrastructure and needs to replicate success for expansion.
How will we be doing this?
By lining up the resources necessary to be successful. The timing is right…new sources of funding for post-industrial farming and ecological improvement are emerging and a mindset of ‘being the change we want to see’ is pervasive in the world. Achieving regenerative climate action, regenerated land and regenerated financial return will help us achieve the future we all want to live in. Enable Vermont to provide the evidence and test case for more farms across New England and the country to transform their land to regenerate what is good.
Vermont is in many ways a laboratory for some of the big issues facing the whole planet. We can learn lessons that are applicable elsewhere with this model of doing interdisciplinary research on real world issues.