Recently I watched a really inspiring film called Kiss the Ground, it’s an insight into the Regenerative Farming movement which offers a real solution to solving climate change and, yes, it includes getting back to natural methods and keeping poop and livestock in the loop!
Did you know?
Soil actually stores carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Watch this video by Kiss the Ground to understand the process that is working with nature to remove excess carbon from the atmosphere.
How will regenerative farming save the planet?
Get involved and start growing your own with our OYOO Planting Planner
We’ve put together a simple planting planner to help you get started. You can build as many beds as you like, or have space for, in a shape or size you prefer.
We have chosen to use the ‘keyhole’ method for our planting beds, as we love to compost (check out our blog about composting with a Bokashi bin) and use companion planting. This method can easily be adapted to anyone’s situation, as the beds can be whatever size you like.
In our example, each bed is 2m in diameter and is raised from the ground. In the centre of each bed is a cylinder, using chicken wire, which can hold your compost. To keep the cylinder clear of soil, but still allow filtration, we recommend building a layer of stones around the outside of the cylinder as you build up the soil beds. You could also add large stones on a bin lid to the opening, at the top, to stop animals getting to the compost. Water the compost centre and this will spread nutrients to your growing plants.
Here is a diagram to show how they’re constructed:
Here is our design and planting planner for you to get started. Feel free to download and print off the pdf, and share it with your friends!