Regenerative Agricultural Practice

Background

Fungi, or commonly known as “mushrooms” in farming, are inseparable to plants in nature. They are connected as different kinds of fungi help plants extend their roots for more water and nutrients, decompose dead matters and protect them against pathogens.

Yet, fungi has long been notorious for infecting plants and causing plant diseases, which is only due to a small group of fungi. The thinking kept people from knowing the true value of fungi. In a soil with balanced ecology, fungi have far more positive effects on plants than negative ones.

Starting from April 2018, we started our journey to explore and experiment the practices of “regenerative farming”, aiming to restore the health of our farmland.

Our main focuses:

  • Restore soil ecology to enhance the health of soil and plants as our goal
  • Support our practice with solid soil science
  • See the farm as an ecosystem
  • Emphasize the importance of data collection in the field for outcome assessment

Regenerative agriculture includes many scientific practices which are interrelated and each of them achieve multiple benefits. Given the resources at hand and the availability of materials, we are now practicing the following:

  • Thermal aerated composting
  • Mulching
  • Plant Nutrient Management
  • Mixed Cropping and Crop Rotation
  • Minimum Tillage
  • Monitoring the Farm