Regenerative Agriculture - Permaculture Innovations

Regenerative Agriculture

Regenerative Agriculture

Foodforests

Hollistic grazing management

By applying natural grazing techniques, soil quality is improved. Grazing animals decompact the soil, and make tiny holes for water, seeds and compost to collect in. The hole also provides protection. These are perfect conditions for the germination of seeds.

The use of mycelial mushrooms for restoring degraded landscapes

When a landscape degrades by drought, toxins or exhaustion by tilling it loses its original bacteria, mycelium and beneficial insect population. Mycelial mushrooms, with their mycelium have a function of increasing a plants capacity to retent food and water by 90%. Plants need the mycelial network in order to grow. Mycelium is also a primary decomposer of lignin (wood), and,!the decompoing fruitbofies set the start for bacteria who are secondary decomposers. By innoculating the soil with beneficial mushroom species, en feeding them fresh debris, like woodchips and mulch, we can restore the balance in the system and heal the degraded land.

Detoxifying a soil can be done by Mycoremediation, which is the use of fungi to degrade or remove toxins from the environment. Fungi are adept as molecular disassemblers, breaking down many recalcitrant, long-chained toxins into simpler, less toxic chemicals. Mycoremediation also holds promise for removing heavy metals from the land by channeling them to the fruitbodies for removal. Mycoremediation practices involve mixing mycelium into contaminated soil, placing mycelial mats over toxic sites.

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