Many farming practices, like the use of mono-cropping, synthetic fertilizers, and pesticides, continue to take from the earth’s soil without giving anything back.
The alternative is regenerative farming, and Himanee is no stranger to its benefits:We began to talk to farmers that we met at farmers’ markets, and they actually encouraged us to rebuild the soil with natural means.
Crucially, she highlighted the fact that regenerative farming always involves ongoing process of learning through direct experience:During this time, we were constantly learning about regenerative farming practices.
Creating sustainable relationshipsFor Himanee and many others who are engaging in some way with food sovereignty and regenerative farming, it is about not only the land or the food but also the relationships.
Food is about community, but the food system that industrialized society has come to see as normal has severed many from those relationships.