At Hosanna we regeneratively farm by increasing pasture quality through strategic no-till seeding, carefully managed high density strip grazed cattle rotations and symbiotically using free range pasture fed chickens to eat the fly larve from 3 day old cow pats and spread this valuable compost over the ground. We also carefully use pigs to optimise soil health, milking goats to graze through our scrub, market gardens to grow in house produce, bees to help pollinate and produce honey and diverse orchards for seasonal fruit.
As a result of the above the soil retains more water, improving its drought resistance, and the entire surrounding ecosystem and subsequent farming communities benefit, including our guests and customers who can purchase nutrient rich, chemical free food. Our aspiration is to inspire our guests to make more informed food choices, ultimately encouraging them to seek out and support like-minded, regenerative and sustainable farms and businesses.
We encourage you to share the journey with us of understanding and participating in this exciting paradigm shift that is gaining both global and local traction and offers real hope for the future of the planet as we know it. For an inspiring overview of what regenerative farming is, watch the below:
So what’s the big deal…isn’t soil just dirt?
Produced by centre for food safety, narrated by Michael Pollan (Author of Omnivore's dilemma)
Climate change and carbon...the problem of our generation.
Produced by Kiss the Ground.
The importance of regenerative agriculture and food distribution in the overall solution
So what are we doing about it in Australia?
Produced by Southern Cross University & Regenerative Ag Alliance
Soils for life
Produced by Soil for life
Landline interview of Tom Bradman at Nomad Farms
Charlie Arnott receives Bob Hawke award 2018 from Landcare Australia
The Environmental Cowboy
Sounds promising, show me some science.
The Soil Stability test
Ray Archuleta (US department of Agriculture)
The Soil Infiltration Test
South Dekota State University and Natural Resources Conservation Service
Temperature effect of plants
Kiss the Ground Temperature test:
59.7 = 15.3 Degrees Celsius
89.6 = 32 Degrees Celsius
138.9 = 59.38 Degrees Celsius
Soil bacteria starts dying at 45 Degrees Celsius and is dead at 60 Degrees Celsius
Ok…but I live on the Gold Coast or in Brisbane, what can I do?
1. Support your local regenerative businesses
To find your local regenerative food producer click here
2. Start composting
Don't know how to compost here are basics:
Don't want to compost? You might be surprised at how important it is.
Kiss the ground
3. Grow a garden at your place
4. Join your local community garden
To find your local garden click here.
To learn more about what you can do, explore our Urban Resources page
To dive deeper into regenerative farming click here