Industrial Agriculture in the US today operates in a way that is out of sync with both the long term sustainability of the land and the well being of the people it is designed to feed. Agriculture makes up 9% of GHG emissions in the US and 0.64% in the Hudson Valley. Regenerative Agriculture works with nature. Its practices rebuild soil, which leads to increased carbon storage, less need for nitrogen and herbicides, a reduction in the likelihood of flooding, less erosion, and healthier water systems, as well as healthier food.
This farming system depends on livestock, which is crucial in keeping the land sustainable and productive if appropriate rotational pasture management and diverse crop management is applied. A unique spatial system has been created in the form of an arterial route that will be connected with adjacent paddocks and harvested cropland through easements, where farmers will be able to share each other’s land and develop social networks. Livestock will be moved and rotated through the trail and connected paddocks, to regenerate the land and sequester carbon.