Healthy local food is one of the best entry points into building sustainable community, whether in a newly built ecovillage or in the transformation of a village or town.
Food invites us to think about our health, our local economy and our relationship with the land.
Since food is a basic need, we need to make sure to design resilient, productive and regenerative food systems as the foundations of thriving communities and regions.
Module 3 addresses the following questions:
What are the essential lessons from permaculture regarding ethics, principles, zoning and learning from nature, that we can combine with regenerative agriculture techniques like holistic land management, keyline ploughing, organic fertilisers, agroecology, analogue forestry and biodynamic farming to drive the redesign or our food systems in a regenerative way?
How can we use fungal mycelia, activated bio-char, Terra Preta and other carbon farming techniques to build healthier soils and respond to the threats of climate change?
What are the tools and techniques needed to create integrative whole system designs for regenerative food systems? These are needed to drive the regeneration of healthy ecosystems functions, soil, waterways and forests while integrating aquaponics, community-supported agriculture and large scale Earth restoration into win-win-win solutions for people and planet.