The bulk of current farming practices on land displaces carbon from the soil (where it creates life) forcing its migration into the atmosphere and oceans (where its overpopulation causes harm).
Properly practised, using the principles developed by Indigenous peoples around the world, terrains that are desertifying due to degenerative farming and gardening practices (which allow carbon to escape) can instead sequester up to 60 tons of carbon per acre as regenerative agriculture creates an environment carbon can do positive things in.
This type of farming also increases crop productivity, water retention, nutrient uptake, and pest resistance, while culling the dangerous use of synthetic fertilizer, fungicides, pesticides and herbicides which cause our planet and its inhabitants harm.
WHAT IS REGENERATIVE AQUACULTURE?
These vertical aquaculture gardens require only a few non-privatized acres of the ocean and can grow heaps of seaweed and shellfish (oysters, mussels, clams) which improve water quality, create habitats for other marine life, and offers sustainable food and biofuel to life forms above and below the surface.
Seaweed sequesters carbon dioxide from its overpopulation in the atmosphere, creating food for heterotrophs (beings which cannot produce their own food and thus eat autotrophs who feed themselves through the sun) while it does. It grows at a rate 30 to 60 times faster than land-based plants, so much so that one study suggests that if we cover 9 percent of the world’s oceans in seaweed farms, we could draw down the equivalent of all our current emissions, and grow enough protein to feed a population of 10 billion. Supporting projects like Greenwave is a great way of creating a new generation of ocean farmers who are enhancing food security and reversing global warming in this way.
A FLOURISHING FUTURE