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This site serves the regenerative agrarian audience

Its content and photos are published and copyrighted by Adams and Davis, LLC and its imprint, National Lilac Publishing, LLC.

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Topics covered:

  • Enhancement of natural living soil ecosystems
  • Unique farm and ranch marketing methods, from farmers' market tips to ranch agritourism
  • Species-unique animal well-being from start to finish that simultaneously enhances the farmers’ success, production and lifestyle
  • Farm and ranch integration with wild eco-systems in ways that enhance both
  • Connection of farmers and non-farmers in mutually beneficial ways, often via agritourism and other farmer to customer connections.
  • Support for local economies first while being charitable with surplus to distant economies in temporary crisis, as well as thoughtfully selling locality specific crops around the globe.
  • Continued expansion of locally adapted and adaptable crop varieties, which includes seed sovereignty.
  • Climate resilience and climate restorative practices
  • Urban to rural communities
  • Regenerative mid-sized and larger farms and ranches
  • Technology that serves without overtaking or replacing biological intelligence
  • Success with turning farmed crops into value-added products
  • Topics and articles often overlap with our sister site: Micro Eco-Farming, as well as its Country Living hub.

Regenerative Agrarian is the online library of selected photojournalism, magazine feature articles and the ag blog of author Barbara Berst Adams. Her continuing career covering regenerative agriculture spans 25 years (and started before it was consistently called ‘regenerative’ ag.)

Occasional original guest articles may appear also.

It’s maintained by a group of introverted volunteers who though are not shy of humans, but restore themselves better among plants, animals and deep discussions with eco-farmers.

With the exception of the site’s handy Google Search bar, the only monetization done here* is of products for farmers by various artisans and craftspeople sold through Zazzle and the author’s own eco-ag books. When clicking on our Zazzle links, no one earns any commission just from clicking. That happens only when something is actually purchased, and in that case, it’s of no extra cost to the purchaser. If there is still a lingering Google Ad here or there, we just haven't gotten to that page yet to remove it. Same with Clickbank, which we are phasing out.

     *On rare occasion, we will allow Google ads on a brand new exclusive article only temporarily, or for a short time on an old favorite. Then revert back to our method described above.

Regarding carbon offsets for travel to agrarian destinations, we all plant and maintain trees and polyculture meadows to create surplus sequestration. One of us drives an electric vehicle. Ms. Adams has long kept a multi-acre rural building lot wild and full of hundreds of native trees, native hedgerows, wildlife and undisturbed multi-species grassland instead of allowing it to be developed. Every few years, part of the grassland portion is regeneratively grazed or scythed, then left alone again. On two of her other acres she's used the permaculture chop and drop method for two decades to build up soil carbon and topsoil where both were once very thin, timing it to allow the meadow to be habitat for grass nesting and feeding birds and other meadow wildlife. The soil is now richer with dark earth and earthworms.

The farms and gardens portrayed here demonstrate at least some unique regenerative strategies. Not all use every regenerative method possible and many are continually learning and adapting. But in seeing what they are doing now, we can better continue to move further towards regeneration. In seeing these people, places and situations through a regenerative lens, we can also point to what could soon be happening if it hasn't happened yet.


What is regenerative agriculture? Here's a short overview. It points out there are many aspects to regenerative agriculture, and then focuses on three popular ones for illustration. There are more than the three, of course, such as holistic grazing vs. rotational grazing shown here. But it can offer a solid starting point:



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